Take the case of a dimwit who wrote this mindless drivel (click here to read article).
I knew we had a pretentious poodle on our hands the moment I read his first few sentences: "..[plebiscite] excites the cerebral neurons of a libertarian...[self-determination will have] deleterious consequences for its protagonists and antagonists..", he writes.
You perhaps already have an idea what a conceited slumdog we are dealing with here as soon as you read that sentence. When someone has to resort to the use of such needless pompous words to attempt concealing a weak argument, you know they must have lost their bearings. It reminds me of a great English professor in university, Mr. Noor-ul-Hassan, who once bestowed us with this simple advice: "Never use heavy-sounding words where simple ones will suffice: readers will figure out your attempt to cover-up a poor argument regardless, " he cautioned us. This gem of an advice holds true at all times, and is very apparent while reading our slumdog friend's blurts!
Let me attempt to see what else this clown has in store for us.
"Do Kashmiri Muslim aspirations qualify for legitimate independence or is this brouhaha nothing more than a devious design by a majority to establish its hegemony.", he writes.
He seems to have a fetish for the childish word "brouhaha" for some reason and has used it in some his previous write-ups as well. This is clearly an indication of his limited slumdog vocabulary, and evidence of a cut/paste job of words from an online thesaurus. Nowhere is this more evident than in the next sentence where he attempts to paint the recent protests against the murder of Neelofar and Asiya as mere tactics of Hurriyat to remain relevant in Kashmiri politics, and not the genuine outburst of an oppressed people: "..the Hurriyat is in a tizzy, resorting to obfuscatory tactics to remain relevant.", he foolishly attempts to explain.
Even novice writers can figure out that his pretentious use of "big" words such as "obfuscatory" is to conceal his naivety. In the same sentence, his use of other childish and immature words such as "tizzy" clearly expose his naivety when it comes to the use of English language. In reality, the word "tizzy" would more likely suit adolescent girls than in this pretentious writer's article--not that his article is any better than a child's rant. The writer attempts to appear as though using such words will cover for his laughable argument.
Will continue later...