Extra Syllables

General rule: don’t do this.

The lesson is the point of this Gray Matters comic. Adding adding an extra syllable is a pretentiousism, the need to sound classier than you are. Believe me, it defeats the purpose.

Comic writers are generally pretty good with the language, but this Jumpstart has another rather common extra-syllabified (I almost wrote syllableified)  word. I suppose he could use the excuse that he’s writing for the character…

On a related note, I’ve never heard anyone use “idololatry,”