Your Vocabulary Can Improve

Have you ever been intimidated by a doctor, a lawyer, a politician, an automobile technician, an electrician, a plumber, or anyone else who uses "big" words around you, which only those of their particular profession truly understand?

Have you ever suspected that they have developed their own argot (pronounced "ar-go"), or peculiar vocabulary, in order to keep them in their place and to keep you in your place? Have you ever wished you had a reply that gave you the confidence that you can and should have?

I'm here to tell you there is an easy way for you to increase your vocabulary by 1,000 phrases by learning the meanings of only 30 words.

Don't start making your checks out to me. This powerful information is free to you with the mere reading of this letter. Just call it a public service from me to you.

The game of chess is divided into three distinct battles; the opening game, the middle game and the end game. If you play well in the opening, you get the advantage. If you continue well in the middle, you confuse and dazzle your opponent. If you play well in the end game, you will finish off the person who dared to take you on.

As Bobby Fischer once said of his chess opponents, "I like to see 'em squirm." Wouldn't you like to see the professionals squirm when they dare to take you on with their own vocabulary?

Use the following 10 opening, 10 middle and 10 ending words to form your combination expressions.

Opening words: (0) integrated; (1) total; (2) systemized;
(3) parallel; (4) functional; (5) responsive; (6) optional;
(7) synchronized; (8) compatible, and (9) balanced.

Middle words: (0) management; (1) organizational;
(2) monitored; (3) reciprocal; (4) digital; (5) logistical;
(6) transitional; (7) incremental; (8) third-generation, and (9) policy.

Ending words: (0) option; (1) flexibility; (2) capability;
(3) mobility; (4) programming; (5) concept; (6) time phase;
(7) projection; (8) hardware, and (9) contingency.

How do you know which combination to throw at your opponent in order to "see 'em squirm"? It's as easy as choosing a number from zero to 999. The above three sets of numbers are each numbered zero to nine.

Choose a random number…let's say 430. Your first word would be "functional" for the opening. A three count would give you the middle word "reciprocal," and the last zero for the ending would give you the word "options." Thus, 430 would prompt you to blurt out the impressive combination "functional reciprocal options."

Next time you are in your doctor's office, just ask him or her, "Doctor, do we have any functional reciprocal options for my case of hemorrhoids?" (Substitute your own ailment).

Waiting to utter such a flow of words will turn your prolonged waiting room prelude into a confident and comfortable experience.

Advice to readers: the ancient art of the use of argot (your own sophisticated vocabulary) should be used against professional people in self-defense only. Like kung fu, "argot phooey" should not be used offensively against folks who have not trained themselves for verbal combat.

Do not become a verbal intimidator yourself. You could hurt someone badly.

And now, some mindful analysis, in case my earnestness would happen to be in question. Here are 10 serious points made in this letter:

1. Knowledge is power.

2. Knowledge gives people confidence.

3. Knowledge is exponential (10 to the power of 3 = 1,000, not 30 (10 + 10 + 10)).

4. Knowledge is easier to get than some would have you believe.

5. Some would make you pay for knowledge, while others offer it to you free of charge.

6. Those who offer it freely are a threat to those who would have you pay for it.

7. Some people are very uncomfortable about their lack of knowledge.

8. Some people enjoy intimidating other people with the knowledge they have over them.

9. It's easy to defend yourself against verbal intimidators.

10. Argot Phooey is a great form of self-defense.

I've really enjoyed sharing my integrated transitional concept with you. (That's a 065).

--Kenneth J. Wolf #29 (03/05/94)

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