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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 
>> 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.

It is rude.

Inquiring minds want to know:  what was the Latin phrase?

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