After several months of assaulting his students with such arcane vernacular as 'weltanschauung' and 'peripeteia', an English professor at an unnamed Oxbridge college was outed by a student recently, who challenged him to justify his 'sesquipedalian' (a term the student apparently used sardonically, making big mocking air quotes) lecturing style.
The student went on to berate the teachers claims that swearing demonstrates a weak vocabulary ('Taking the swear words out of your vocabulary won't make it bigger, will it...?'), and then suggested that teacher was condescending to students, using 'mixed-ability tautologies' - a long word followed by a shorter synonym ('You pusillanimous, cowardly...' ect)- in order to illustrate their inferiority.
The enraged student finished by stating that eloquence didn't equal substance; 'saying "rectum" instead of "arse-crack" doesn't excuse you from speaking out of it.'
The lecturer's face reportedly went slightly red at this, and after a few seconds he muttered that he didn't have time for such 'recalcitrance', before continuing with his lesson.