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Ultracrepidarian.

An ultracrepidarian is someone who expresses strongly held opinions on a subject about which he knows little or nothing.

A very useful word that needs to be revived, as there are so many of them around.
 

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+1 :hello1:
 

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Apparently that word comes from the 'logic-free-zone'
within the Beltway of Washington, DC.
 

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+1 :rolleyes:
 

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Apparently that word comes from the 'logic-free-zone'
within the Beltway of Washington, DC.
DC is full of em - and they are full of 'it'.

Great word! Thanks for sharing.
 

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+3 ...and speaking of words, please will someone from the USA tell me why you always use the word "Math" (singular) when we over here always use "Maths" (plural) It's puzzled me for years. (yes, I know I really should get out more often) :(
 

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"Math" is a generic term over here, covering all flavors of the art. If we wish to speak of specifics, we generally go with Geometry, Trigonometry, Analysis, Fractals, Field Theory, etc, rather than using the plural "Maths".

I don't really think it makes more sense; it's just what we're used to seeing over here. We really are two cultures separated by a common language, aren't we? ;)
 

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Math....short term for mathematics...
 
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