A good vocabulary is only as good as your audience’s ability to understand it

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This is why most news and newspapers are written at an 8th grade level.


That’s why is more important to be a good communicator.


Messing this up is the worst. Too simple, and people will think you’re condescending or an idiot. Too complex, and you come off like a total prick. One of the skills that took me forever to learn was being able to mirror the other person’s vocabulary level to avoid falling one way or the other.


People don’t need to understand you as long as they think they do.


People are Byelingual