Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ignoramus

IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.
Dumble was an ignoramus,
Mumble was for learning famous.
Mumble said one day to Dumble:
"Ignorance should be more humble.
Not a spark have you of knowledge
That was got in any college."
Dumble said to Mumble: "Truly
You're self-satisfied unduly.
Of things in college I'm denied
A knowledge — you of all beside."

—Borelli
2007 Update: A prophet in public. etym: I in Latin.

Rabbit! Rabbit! Did I do that right Pezes?

And happy birthday to Diane!

35 comments:

Indeterminacy said...

Ignoramus: the next big thing

FelineFrisky said...

Ignoramus - What I usually feel like when I come here first thing in the AM. It's really too early to think, yes?

Ignor-Amus, boy - je'll be miffed! D :P

(Happy Birthday to me! Rabbit Rabbit!)

al said...

Ignoramus: Hapless mammal with bill and no wallet.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Rabbit Rabbit. I was going to ignore Amos as well, but I see that he's been shunned earlier. *sigh*

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Ignaramos: a troll without a brige.

The Old Mule said...

ignoramus: man without his ipod.

(women are just smarter)

Omnipotent Poobah said...

ignoramus spectaculus - Dinosaur once believed to be extinct, but currently making a comeback in all facets of life.

pia said...

Your definition is perfect.

Mo'a said...

Rabbit, rabbit and juniper berries.

Ignoramus: A troll does not need a bridge....he is so large that he wades the river....said the Scandinavian to the American :)

Brian said...

I would have been, note would have been, the world's biggest ignoramus if I had forgotten that today is my wife Diane's birthday.

That, and an ignorant ass. :)

Karen said...

*Ignoramus*

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

the amoeba said...

IGNORAMUS, n. See Revenge of the "C" Students.

puppybrose said...

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
~Children's Nursery Rhyme

Ignoramus: one who believes it's more important to save face, than lives.

puppybrose said...

d'oh! and Rabbit, rabbit!

rcxtumna: ignorant a**hole? [see above]

Quilly said...

ignoramus a child's act when crimes are being punished. "Wha'did I do?"

Doug said...

Indy, as long as the next big thing is an elected position.

Happy Birthday, Diane and Rabbit, rabbit!

Good one, Al.

TLP, that Amos!

That's funny, Boy.

Mule, that's me every day and it fits.

Poobah, those dinosaurs roam the supermarket.

Thanks, Pia. I'm looking forward to your guest post at Bones.

Mo'a, Cincinnatti trolls live under the bridge to Kentucky.

Brian, lucky thing you remembered.

Karen, I struck your funnybone. Of course, I think I know what you're thinking.

Amoeba, now is our time.

Puppybrose, that's a curmudgeon. Ha ha and rabbit rabbit!

Quilly, they're short adults aren't they?

Minka said...

Mark twain once said that:

"Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty"

better get used to Ignoramus then, ´cause it seems like it´s going to stick around for a bit!

"Wisest is he who knows he does not know" -Socrates_

AP3 said...

Rabbit, rabbit!

You don't need to resort to Tibbar, tibbar until March 2.

Karen said...

Of course, I think I know what you're thinking.

you know that I know that you know that I know...

"two great minds think alike"!

quilly said...

Doug -- I have found childhood to be a stae of mind, rather than a parameter defined by age.

Diesel said...

What I've been trying to do since Ghostbusters 2.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

But is an ignoramus blissful? Inquiring minds want to know.

puppybrose said...

Ignoramus'n'andy: a couple of warm, funny -- but sometimes clueless -- black guys, created/portrayed by a couple of smart, talented -- and not so much "clueless" as white -- guys. (fortunately, by the time the show made it to TV, that minor "detail" was corrected).

i'm sorry, but you knows how much ah loves mah radio/tv trivia.

Jamie Dawn said...

Ignoranus is what one MUST do if they are standing behind a nude person who is working out on an elliptical.

Ignoramus is a Three Stooges word.
Neeyuck-Neeyuck-Neeyuck!

Doug said...

Minka, those are both great quotes. I remember Socrates' always and translate it from the Greek as "He who believes himself smarter than a box of rocks is a pebblehead."

Oh, that's good news, Sis, thanks. I'll redecorrect.

True, Karen. And two half-wits make a quarter-wit.

Quilly, that's a common discovery of the guilty.

Diesel, Groundhog Day really messed you up, then, probably.

TLP, most days, thanks for asking.

Puppy, I does.

Ick, Jamie Dawn. Ick!

Mo'a said...

Oh!!!That explains it ;)

actonbell said...

Poor Amos.

Rabbit, rabbit!

tsduff said...

I'm tempted to sling mud at blogger by calling it an ignoramous for eating my comment several comments back... but my mother told me if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all, and she always had good advice.

Sar said...

Ignoramus: Forgetting it's Rabbit Rabbit yet knowing it's March 1.

RABBIT RABBIT!

Anonymous said...

oops, that would be Amus, I guess.

G said...

Just ignore him already!

Rabbit Rabbit (thanks for clearing that up ap3).

Doug said...

Sure, Mo'a. Trolls don't make mistakes.

Sambuca again, Actonbell? Rabbit Rabbit!

Terry, I don't think your mom meant on this site.

Ah ha, Sar! Right you are.

Anonymous, anonymity means never having to say you're sorry.

G, that's a funny comment.

SquareGirl said...

Ignor Amos: Famous Amos's ugly little stepbrother.

Rabbit! Rabbit!

Minka said...

First, on the post above :)

There, now I can breathe!

Doug said...

Square, I prefer the phrase "differently lovely."

Well done, Minka. The first comment of Friday.