I used the word "acerbic" in a memo last week and have caught nothing but crap about it all day. It's not I tried to work in flauccinauccinihilipilification or something. Acerbic is a very specific word that accurately described the harsh commentary of which I was complaining. The word is found in the dictionary. Under "A". I admit I am a logophile and a bit of a verbivore but these agrestic bumpkins should be abacinated!