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magnumalv

Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2006, 10:47:03 AM »
I don't think I used any high-falutin 50-cent words at all... I'm a disgrace to my major.  ::)

That's 'cause you were sly and very effectively hid the complexity of your writing. It's only after finishing your piece (both your pieces) that one marvels at the craftsmanship that it must have taken to create it.  ;)

Oh baloney. I think I'm just lazy.

 :D

wunder

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Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2006, 04:27:28 PM »
I actually used the phrase "swigging a beer" in mine.  Haven't heard from the school I sent that to yet... :)

SCgrad

Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2006, 04:53:38 AM »
I wanted to put "negative Nancys" in my ps, but I was talked out of it.

Nothing strange in mine

cyberrev

Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2006, 09:57:39 AM »
I actually used the phrase "swigging a beer" in mine.  Haven't heard from the school I sent that to yet... :)


should have used the phrase 'quaffing a beer' -- 'quaffing an ale' would have been better  ;D

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Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2006, 10:02:30 AM »
No, trust me, the proper phrase was "swigging a beer."  To use anything less base would have missed the point! :)

Re: Weird words in the personal statement
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2006, 10:07:37 AM »
Compared to these, mine is very plain. I did use some words I don't use in conversation, but not many. Insatiable is about it.