Michael Karlesky

A cabinet of wonders. Minus the cabinet. And possibly the wonders.

Big Words.

I mentioned in my previous post something about all the big words I now hear spoken around me. I decided to make a sample list:

  • ontological
  • affordance
  • pedagogy
  • social constructivism
  • panopticon
  • ethnomethodology
  • contextualize
  • phenomenology
  • technological determinism
  • cohort
  • ubiquitous

I've started to use some of these words when I talk to academics. And, yes, I have had to and continue to consult the dictionary to remind myself what they mean. If you hear me say one of these in your presence, you have my permission to look at me sympathetically and then remind me to not be a jerk.