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Robyn Starkey rohina at
Sun Jan 25 12:25:53 EST 2004

>I should be rejoining my friends upstairs (role-playing game night) but I
>had to share:  I forgot myself in a conversation two nights ago and in the
>heat of the moment used a Latin phrase and received BOTH the I-feel-really-
>stupid look AND the "Wow, you're so smart, it's just amazing how much you
>know" self-deprecation.  I really hate that.  I would rather keep up the
>illusion that everyone I deal with is smart and self-confident instead of
>feeling like a puppy-kicking bully.  I may be a Jeenyus and Allways Right,
>but I don't have to like it.

This reaction is rude. Just ask Miss Manners. It's rude because they are 
trying to make you feel bad about being smart.

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