It’s been a while so here we go:
A generation of humanities majors has made it through university not understanding more than a few sentences of Foucault or Jameson, but knowing that that’s the way galactic titans in the academy write.
This is by “Ottawa Citizen” writing in Saskatchewan’s Leader-Post.
…cultural theorists Michel Foucault and Frederic Jameson, who wrote whole books of sentences averaging 40 and 50 words and more, a huge proportion of those words having more than three syllables.
(I did notice some words of 3 or more syllables in OW’s piece, including the word “syllable” so maybe we shouldn’t clutch our pearls just yet.)
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