Do you have those?
They could be words (like “magnanimous”, for example–I know how to spell it, and even know that the quality of being magnanimous is “magnanimity”, and have some idea of what it means, but couldn’t define it outright if you paid me to), famous adages (like “Never look a gift horse in the mouth”–I mean I get the gist (“Don’t be an ungrateful bastard”), but what the heck does it mean to look a gift horse in the mouth, and what is a gift horse, anyway?), or, like today, when someone said to me, “You are so conceptual!”
I took it as a compliment, of course, but what does that mean, really? To be conceptual? I kind of get it, but conceptuality just seems like a weird state.
Hi, I’m auntie em; I’m happily married, I’m an editor, I love new shoes, I’m kind of an Insta-Princess ™, and I am very conceptual.