Mis-using words

My darling Maria sent me this link about use and utilize. It reminds me of the times my English (now Language Arts) teacher admonished me for using big words when a smaller, and more common, word was not only good enough, but sounded better and far less pretentious.

Maria and I share a love of well written prose as evidence the author cares about both the idea expressed and the reader.  Writing well is a sign of respect for your reader.  And making use of the right word is fundamental to good writing!