my high school journalism teacher returned an article with BOMBASTIC FOOL written in red sharpie over the whole page it was the best grade i ever got

“…working class intellectuals like big words and their sentence formation is excessively ornate. It’s what they think of as ‘smart.’ Pomposity. It’s an embarrassing condition of being unsophisticated and not knowing what is truly smart which is simplicity and modernism…” —Eileen Myles