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By Caillan
August 27, 2001 - 6:17 AM

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There was quite an amusing article published in the paper yesterday, about pretentious words. Professor Larry Task, author of 'Mind The Gaffe: The Penguin Guide To Common Errors In English,' has pinpointed a selection of words that he feels are especially pretentious. They're presented below, with his comments:

I think Professor Task needs a new word for pretentious, since he obviously doesn't like synonyms. My thesaurus suggests ostentatious, conceited, elitist, grandiloquent, or haughty, but then it's probably one of those special pretentious editions you can buy.

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In August 25th's Site Columns, we reported that actress Jennifer Lien (Kes) had turned 31. However, Lien did, in fact, turn 27. We apologise for any confusion that this may have caused.

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