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Who uses "explicate"?!?

It's an unnecessary addition to the English language, and smart writers (not to mention the concise and comprehensible ones!) should excise it from their vocabulary. "Explain" does the same job quite nicely, thank you very much.

(This word appeared twice in my media ethics textbook!! And it hurts my sense of English every time I see it!)

Comments

Elly May said…
I've decided that some words are invented solely for use in scrabble games.
RS said…
that must be the case. No other way could this word be justified!

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