A person came to another holding an apple in his hand, and reaching it to the person facing him. “I know what’s on your mind, because using the method of Psychology I made you think ‘why you are giving an apple to me?’”confidently flattered himself, the guy thought he impressed someone for another day.

Any good phrase to ridicule such person?

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    Can you clarify what was said, because as it is written what the person with the apple says isn't very intelligent – depperm Aug 7 '19 at 18:11
  • I'm not trying to imply anything about you. I was wondering if you could try to reword what was said to help understand what you are asking – depperm Aug 7 '19 at 18:24
  • What does this part mean:"the guy broke out such amazing words from his mouth"? – S Conroy Aug 7 '19 at 18:29
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    I don’t want to take this seriously because I don’t know if you are just laughing at me or not. Because I thought it was amazingly foolish in an ironic way, for stating the obvious? – ddds222 Aug 7 '19 at 18:39
  • Yea, sure you are the man. So tell me what I needed to do to make it more understandable . – ddds222 Aug 7 '19 at 18:41

Not sure, but maybe this could help -

It's not common, but sciolist seems to have the required definition.

One who exhibits only superficial knowledge; a self-proclaimed expert with little real understanding.

I prefer this to sophist, which I think has a suggestion of deceit rather than just ignorance or error.

Source: Word for someone seeming deep and intelligent, but not really being that

  • Actually having a suggestion of deceit was what I was looking for. But thanks on that. – ddds222 Aug 7 '19 at 18:48
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    Good answer. +1. – Tushar Raj Aug 8 '19 at 7:29

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