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The act of obviously searching for more complex words to use in one's speech when more simple words will do just fine, and in most cases, work out better.
"We encountered the uhhhhh perpetrator as he attempted to evacuate the uhhhh edifice. He then utilized the egress and proceeded to uhhhhh abscond with the uhhhhh victim's paraphernalia."

hey, why don't you just say "we saw the guy that did it as he left the building with the other guy's stuff?"

because then people won't think i'm smarter than i am.

ahhh, State Trooper Syndrome then?
by heterodox August 17, 2011
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