Thursday, May 05, 2005

Houstonians fixin' to talk and write more smarter

Peter Mark Roget, 1779-1869: used a lot of big words
Houston area residents are concerned that their extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations lack intelligibility and veracious vivacity while simultaneously avoiding rodomontade or thrasonical bombast.

No longer do they wish to avoid polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity and vaniloquent vapidity.

That may fly in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antone, but not in a world class city like Houston.

Hence, the Number One selling book in the Houston area this week is THE NEW AMERICAN ROGET'S COLLEGE THESAURUS.
That can't be said for any other market in Texas, including the Waco-Crawford metroplex, or the entire South.
[The Book Standard]

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