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Bobby’s mother said, ”You want to be what?”
“Sesquipedalian and erudite.”
Well, the long word meant, ‘using long words’, and the short one meant, ‘learned or scholarly.’ “Why?”
“I want to impress people.”
She replied, “Your grandmother used to say, ‘Don’t get above your raisin.’ ” She almost smiled at his puzzlement. She hadn’t understood it when she was 16, either. “The word is actually raising. It means, ‘Don’t put on phony airs’. People will like you if you are honest and real. You have to study to get big words. You can’t just find them with a magnifying glass.