Intellectual, adj. Employed on the Bulletin, in the department of Art, Literature and Agriculture; residing in Boston; near-sighted.
2005 Update: Commited to public radio and the certainty that reason bears the force of angels.
In a perfect conicidence with today's post, Blocahalela of The Pansi Files has posted her Audiobiography on Doug Drones On.
Intellectual as in my playground, as in Waking Ambrose. Thanks for finally opening the park today!
they are so brilliant, they hide behind mismatched rumpled clothes and thick glasses
Intellectual, n: Full of shog.
An intellectual is often a bit socially awkward. It seems one must suffer for the other to flourish.
Intellectual,,adj., Highbrow. Describing one who has found something in life more interesting than sex.
Also see, lacking personality.
intellectual-one who uses The New York Times for more than packing boxes and lining bird cages.
Intellectual: anybody who graduated from the University of Chicago, undergrad. They all walk around using verbiage I'm not sure that they understand
Know too many UChi grads and am the official transltor betweeen them and the rest of the world.
Sar, sometimes the unwholesome, unwashed idiot playground attendant wakes up late. Yeah, we know what he's been doing!
Karma, it's a great disguise.
Haha, S. Still on that one, huh?
Jamie Dawn, it's true and sometimes the socially awkward are just slow-witted nerds. I know. I was disappointed too.
You mean like the crossword puzzle, Masil?
Ooops, Pia, we were on at the same time. I find the propensity of the matriculators of elite university to plasticize the lexicon irredeemably enturbulating. Glad you're there for us common folk.
you know how I slay me, Doug.
Intellectual, adj. 1. One who values the pursuit and use of knowledge. 2. Unpopular. 3. Ineligible for public office.
E.g., Adlai Stevenson, also see: Egghead n.
ant. George W. Bush. See Not interested in anything, nor interesting in any way.
Yeah, S, I do. Don't you need to cook a marshmallow or something?
Andrew, what about ugly?
TLP, our President isn't a deep thinker? Then why did we elect him?
intellectuals are hypocritical but not every hypocrite is an intellectual.
S, you slay me, too.
Intellectuals: what I am surrounded with; people to keep up with. Modern day Joneses in some circles. Example: our host.
Intelligence coagulates covertly inside. Ignorance transudes profusely.
Ariel, your logic is perfect, honest, consistent and, therefore, false.
Hahahaha, Dddragon! That was great!
Lula, you're clearly over my head here.
Intellectual~ definition varies according to the grammatical person.
First person singular~ apparently self-depreciating with a strong subtext of declaring a clear superiority of mind, typically used in the negative.
"Cold fusion is just theoretical at this point but more research is needed, well, that is what Ira Plato of Science Friday tells me, I'm no intellectual."
Second person singular~ Used to praise excessively, the sincerity of such use is suspect.
"You are such an intellectual, Doug, I just love your site."
Third person singular~ A slur or a compliment, depending on the spite or self assuredness of the user.
Hey! I just got here through BlogExplosion! Whoops, gotta click that number - see you, Doug!
Find them troubling too, Doug, but today nothing can make unhappy, nothing
Looking forward to a fair fight in 2008
Ariella, I am never suspicious of your sincerity. Of course, I'm no intellectual.
Wow, Peter, I guess credits have a long shelf-life. Thanks for spending 30 seconds with me.
Pia, I wish you a fair fight in ought-eight.
If ignorance is bliss, then intelligence is suffering the blissful!
I don't want to be a slow-witted nerd, but I would like to increase my intelligence.
Homeschooling my kids in areas such as Algebra has made me painfully aware of how lacking my natural intelligence really is.
"Jamie Hood, scholar"... will never be said of me, but, thankfully, I'm confident that "Jamie Hood, slow-witted nerd" won't be said of me either.
Intellectual, adj. Having the force of Intellect, which is one of the debunked humors, somewhere between phlegm and choler.
Nice twist, Monika!
Jamie Hood, scholar, as intelligent as you are you wrong this time.
Bilious as always, a4g.
just another frame of mind.
The great majority of the intelligensia that I know seek nothing, do nothing, and as yet are incapable of work. They call themselves the intelligentsia, yet they belittle their servants, treat the peasants like animals, are wretched students, never read anything serious, and do absolutely nothing; they only talk about science and know very little about art. They all look serious, have grim expressions, speak of weighty matters, and philosophize . . . .
Chekhov, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
intellectual,n. someone with the gift of inert speculation.
I'll add an alternative def to Lucy Pez's intellectual:
Someone clever enough to make films with great sex in them that everyone calls art.
naw that's a sintellectual
Intellectual, n., a quality you won't find in Pezland.
Notice how it's all about me lately, Doug?
Sreekesh, well-confined and expansive.
Nice, Weirsdo. I was wondering how you'd approach this one.
Biercelike, Alice. Well done.
Indie, why do I think I could have put any word at all up there and that would have been your definition?
Haha again, Alice. You must be feeling better.
As far as I'm concerned, Aral, it should be all about you. I think intellectuals are like roaches in Pezland. Anex is a genius.
@Doug: but darling, logic is like that. :)
Ahem...It's 9:39 AM on the east coast. Do you know where your Saturday post is? *tapping foot*
Yes, dear Ariel. Almost always.
It's up now, TLP, and as you'll see, sometimes it really is best to make Mama wait.
I'm telling you, Actonbell, they're like geese
I don't know why you think that, Doug. By the way, what word did you put up there?
Intellectual: One who still believes there is value in the study of the humanities, often underemployed.
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