The teenage Christopher
Paolini published the book
Eragon in 2003. Despite the fact that his book
gained a huge
following, a small minority
of amateur critics reacted angrily to his misuse of vocabulary and suggested that he had merely rifled through his thesaurus. They accused him of being a pseudointellectual
and from that accusation comes the word paolinize. To paolinize it to effect a personna
of superior intelligence
through use of advanced vocabulary, an effort that is foiled
by one's use of words out of connotation.
really be in love with his thesaurus. Have you heard him paolinizing? He wants to call say that Nicole Kidman plays a witch in Bewitched. Instead, he keeps
calling her a termagant. He doesn't even know what
the word means.