Why should we use little words -- why not throw in high-octane words and send readers scrambling for their dictionaries? In the following statements that is exactly what you will find. All are familiar proverbs which have been converted into tongue-twisting twaddle. Do you think you can translate them into simpler English and come up with the original proverb? (The answers will be posted tomorrow.)
(1) A mass of concreted earthy material perenially rotating on its axis will not accumulate an accretion of byrophytic vegatation.
(2) A superabundance of talent skilled in the preperation of gatronomic concoctions will impair the quality of a certain potable solution made by immersing a gallinaceous bird in embullient Adam's ale.
(4) That prudent avis which matutinally deserts the coziness of its abode will ensnare a vermiculate creature.
(5) Everything that coruscates with effulgence is not ipso facto aurous.
(6) Do not dissipate your competence by hebetudinous prodigality lest you subsequently lament an exiguous inadequacy.
(7) An addle-pated beetlehead and his specie divaricate with startling prematurity.
(9) One should hyperesthetically exercise macrography upon that situs which one will eventually tenant if one propels oneself into the troposphere.
(10) Aberration is the hallmark of homo sapiens while longanimous placability and condonation are the indicia of supramundane omniscience.