"Only an intellectual could say something so stupid."

Oh, I am so going to steal that from you and start using that as a snappy comeback, if I ever have the chance. That is so true and succinct. I wish I could have pulled that out of my hat in my university years where I was surrounded by "intellectuals" but it didn't seem that many had an ounce of common sense.

Posted by CaliValleyGirl at January 4, 2008 10:12 AM

There's an old insult that goes, "Were you born that stupid, or did you have to study?" Increasingly, it seems that true stupidity requires having to study.

This phenomenon is closely related to The Smart-Talk Trap; see also this.

Posted by david foster at January 4, 2008 10:34 AM

Just choc full of great lines today, aren't you?

Posted by airforcewife at January 4, 2008 12:22 PM

Do you know the difference between ignorance and stupidity?

You can fix ignorance.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at January 5, 2008 08:48 PM