Up Your Pretension

Writing tip 379:

Need your MC to be more pretentious? Here you go.
List of pretentious words and their non-pretentious counterparts.
Also add these fun words (just don't forget to write the words phonetically so your readers can "get it"):

homage = ohm-AHJ
meritage = meri-TAHJ
coif = kwahf
foyer = foy-YAY

Edit: These words are not pretentious on their own; they are perfectly fine. The foregoing pronunciations are. Thanks.

Don't forget to accent that final syllable for greater writing for-TAY.

Onward, Buckeroos, onward.

(Entry shown is from Garner's Modern English Usage, which I highly recommend.)


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