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comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
And I'm saying, there's no need. It's just a question with an answer. I'm not asking for anything other than a word with a source.
Jun
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accepted Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
Jun
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comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
@user867 -- there are no new requirements...this really shouldn't be so hard. I'm seeking a WORD (thus, the tag) referenced by a UNIQUE AUTHOR (William F. Buckley, Jr.), and it's from a UNIQUE SOURCE (WFB's Word of the Day). The definition is "as we recall it" so it's not cast in stone. Fortunately, I think we have an answer.
Jun
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comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
Don't over-think it Fumble.
Jun
11
comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
Right...it's kind of like listening to certain AM Talk Radio Hosts...they chatter on in ignorance, wholly un-aware of their own ignorance of the matter, but because they were given a pulpit (microphone with air-time) they think that people want to hear their opinion. So, we would say, "That <insert favorite hated radio host name> is really [insert WFB word here]."
Jun
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comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
No, I saw that. To follow on with your example: it's not that the person is unconversant in 'our ways' but that they are speaking as if they are aware or "conversant." Plus, I'm looking for a word used by William F. Buckley, Jr. so it is likely a bit more nuanced or unique than unconversant.
Jun
11
comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
@FumbleFingers - Do you have suggestions for clarifying? As written, it seems pretty clear that I am looking for a "term" (i.e., single word) that was already coined and used by a specific person. The definition of the term is open to interpretation, but is clearly highlighted by the mark-down text.
Jun
11
comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
That's close, but this is more-specifically, a person who is Ignorant of their Ignorance.
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revised Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
updated and expanded the request
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comment Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
@Hugh - are you guessing, or can you provide a reference? We are really hoping for that since Buckley's WotD was very popular back in the day and we'd like to make use of that resource as well if possible. I've updated my question to reflect that.
Jun
11
answered Equivalent for the Persian idiom “Khaste Nabaashid”
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asked Word for someone ignorant of, but not expected to be knowledgeable about, something
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accepted If the prefix “a-” means not, shouldn't “await” or “awaiting” mean, “Not waiting?”
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comment If the prefix “a-” means not, shouldn't “await” or “awaiting” mean, “Not waiting?”
@JohnLawler you should have posted your comment as an answer!