Monday, April 1, 2013 9:51:10 PM
@Geogypsy You have to be careful with dictionaries. They simply report the common vernacular; they are not authorities. If everyone misuses a word, the dictionaries will soon start reporting that misuse as if it were proper. I, for one, wish there were an authoritative source for spelling and usage, but, alas, there is not. Thus every major dictionary has an entry for "ain't."
Monday, April 1, 2013 6:16:51 AM
Thank you OldOllie, I definitely can see how egotism was the correct term for my intentions. I suppose that I suffered some confusion after first coming across the term egoism for my dictionary stated that egoism is synonymous with egotism. However, synonymy isn't the parallel of the equivalent for arrogance is synonymous with pride. I will definitely be more cautious about how I apply the labels henceforth because I wouldn`t wish to be misinterpreted.