Friday, July 18, 2008

expert – noun

A person with specialized knowledge about a particular subject that qualifies him to opine about anything and everything.


Ian Curran said...

This sounds like the definition of an academic. I know an English professor, for example, who likes to tell me which theologians I should read. Come to think of it, sounds like the definition of an asshole.

Plotinus said...

You could leave for journalism. Journalists make assertions about everything on the basis of no specialized knowledge about anything.

Anonymous said...

I'll think about it! Meanwhile, I'm waiting to hear a post-9/11 definition of "celebrity" ala McCain's latest ads,