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Jun
12
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
12
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
12
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
11
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.
Jun
11
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.
Feb
17
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!
Nov
20
comment When someone falls and tries to stand up again. In one word?
That answer has no "upside" :)
Oct
21
comment A person who shares or likes or retweets everything they come across?
@DanNeely don't be a Tweetist!
Oct
15
comment Is there any relationship between this “a can of whoop ass” and the really whoop ass can?
Unless you were to say, "Wow. Look at that gal with the really whoop-ass can." But still no relationship with the act of "opening" or a "can" in the product sense.
Oct
15
comment Use of “of” to define objects?
"Of America" | "Of Cambodia" - Not sure that there is a term because both are are descriptors (adjectives) of the nouns: "States" and "Kingdom." Also, both are political entities, so there's that similarity. Can you provide detail on what you are trying to write or justify?
Sep
18
comment literary or rhetorical definition
Has "koan" entered the English lexicon? I see it on Dictionary.com but have never read or heard it in common usage.
Aug
20
comment Word for a police man getting money from someone forcefully
Depending on the country, or if you asked the businessman what just happened, it might just be, Business as usual.
Jun
19
comment Use of “permission” in technical writing
Thou arte correct. I was referencing the UK-spelling ("authorised" vs. "authorized") which I like, but is a sticking-point for many of my readers.
Jun
19
comment Use of “permission” in technical writing
Thanks for the suggestions. "Allowed" sounds weak, and, while I like "authorised," it's a bit too King-James-y.