It seems to me that there is an unfortunate rise of people trying to appear smart or classy by using 'big words' in a completely unneccessary fashion. A guy who works in the inventory department in the company I work for cant seem to bring himself to say ''count''. He says ''quantify''. Everytime. He might say something like ''I quantified all the stock that came in this morning''. When he says this he means ''I counted the stock that came in this morning''. I think I'm the only one who is annoyed by this though. but I do feel better about the fact that everyone was annoyed by a guy the other day who referred to something that someone said as ''dialogue''.
I for one am annoyed/very amused by all of this.
Does it happen to you?