ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Jan 25 20:55:47 EST 2004
On Sunday, January 25, 2004, at 10:25 AM, Robyn Starkey wrote:
>> 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
>> stupid look AND the "Wow, you're so smart, it's just amazing how much
>> know" self-deprecation. I really hate that. I would rather keep up
>> 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
>> 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.
It is rude.
Inquiring minds want to know: what was the Latin phrase?
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