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Question for those in UK: What does the word "expositor" mean to you?

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  1. macdonjo3

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    Random question.

    In the US and Canada, expositor is really only used for newspaper names and such. It doesn't really have any negativity, pretty neutral.

    I was told by someone in the UK that "expositor" is usually used in a negative context. I would appreciate some opinions.

    Why? Just wondering about using the word "expositor" in a brand name.
     
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    I'll be honest, I had to look that one up, I doubt I've heard that word before. Merriam-Webster online says an Expositor is a person who explains.

    Sounds pretty neutral to me I guess.
     
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    Same goes for me, never heard it before to my memory, I guess it's not as popular over here.
     
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    While I do not live in the UK, I could see how that word "expositor" could have a negative connotation, especially in a different country. For example, in some places, the word "pedant" might actually be a compliment (and I've seen many Americans take it as such). However, on the Internet I find that the word is often pejorative, so I use it to scare away pseudo-intellectuals on the Internet (with great success, too).

    My advice to you is to try finding the word in UK articles to see how it is used pejoratively or positively.