When to use and when not to use 'Proffer'

Posted by ESC on February 01, 2005

In Reply to: When to use and when not to use 'Proffer' posted by Bob on January 31, 2005

: : Proffer seems synonymous with offer, and much like other words in the English dictionary, one is used over another simply for taste.

: : Is that about right?

: Restrict "proffer" to the courtroom, and you'll be fine.

I used "proffer" the other day and I wasn't in a courtroom. I used it because I thought it sounded snotty. "If any of you want to proffer an opinion, now is the time to do it."