Posted by Jan (22.214.171.124) on July 09, 2003 at 11:26:27:
In Reply to: the pedantic character: show off of learning posted by Jan den Breejen (126.96.36.199) on July 09, 2003 at 10:59:45:
In Shakespeare's Two Noble Kinsmen we find another example of the pompous orator; the schoolmaster Gerrold. He delights in showing of his intellectual accomplishments, his learning. He's unaware that he's a figure of fun. Because of his garrulous pompousness and use of pretentious words to impress his countrymen; the jailers daughter calls him a fool.
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