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My comment on the use of pompous and bombastic sentences

Was doing a quick search on the use of pompous English terms "onomatopoeia, alliteration, assonance" and I found this.
...The words tumble so fast, enwrapped in alliteration, clogged with onomatopoeia, choked with assonance, bursting with bombast, snarled with metaphor, tangled with simile, submerged in verbiage that the bombarded audience (and reviewer at a critics' preview) missed about three out of every four...
Though the use of such bombastic words may make one sound poetic and of high intellect, everything will just go down the toilet bowl and choked without anyone comprehending them. There is really no point perpetuating elitism by justifying pomposity in the common language. In writing, I strongly feel one should restrain yourself and keep it lean, targeting the common public, especially if the objective is to reach out to the majority public. There's really no point throwing ammunition of torrential vocabulary to create an illusion of intellectual form over substance.

Such "meticulous" use of vocabulary reminds me of "highfalutin" and "astroturfing", used by the two Singapore's Lee's.

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I reached 高雄国际航空站 in the morning. Weather was not good and was in fact drizzling. A typhoon had just passed Taiwan. We alighted from the Eva Air plane right onto the runway where we were picked up by a shuttle bus to the arrival hall. The system could have been better if we alighted not on the runway and at a place with shelter.

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