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kaa
kaa
Yesterday I learnt a great new word, turgid (excessively ornate or complex in style or language). It was the perfect desciption of the carbon footprint subject I just posted about and came from one of my readers. Mike is now going to be my editor on the larger project and I couldn’t be ... www.kaa.bz
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frostedechoes
frostedechoes

@kaa Coincidentally, I’ve been wanting to use the word turgid all week to describe the contents of huge technical user manuals.

kaa
kaa

@frostedechoes Honestly, I'm surprised I've never come across the term before. I'm an engineer, I swim in turgid documentation and regulations every day :)

jack
jack

@kaa @frostedechoes Now I can't stop thinking about General Buck Turgidson from Dr. Strangelove

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kaa @frostedechoes

I think

“swollen and distended or congested.”

is the more widely used reference than

“tediously pompous or bombastic.”

Either way - I do prefer to spell it slightly differently - to really make the point.

cn
cn

@jack now I’m thinking about precious fluids, and mandrake 🤔 @kaa @frostedechoes