Those are read-over words. I have decided to capture those words, pin them down and try to tame them.
First up is one of those foreign terms that pop up from time to time. When I read for the third time recently the adjective "soi-dissant," I decided to track it down and find out what it really means. I don't speak French, so this one didn't speak to me, although I could tell from the context that it is not meant as a compliment. It turns out to be laughably simple.
Soi-dissant means "self-styled," like "so-called" with the extra twist of the implication that the soi-dissant person may be the only one who would call him such.
So, I am a soi-dissant word crank. Now if I can use the term a couple more times today I can consider it mine.