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cowdery
03-22-2010, 21:09
I won't go into details, but someone in conversation yesterday referred to the participants on this board as "erudite." I thought you'd want to know.

fishnbowljoe
03-22-2010, 21:24
Thanks Chuck. I think. :skep: Not to pry, but do you think it was meant in a positive manner, or kind of "tongue in cheek" ? Joe

MarkEdwards
03-23-2010, 04:19
I won't go into details, but someone in conversation yesterday referred to the participants on this board as "erudite." I thought you'd want to know.

Not only that, but in 2006, many SBers were Time Magazine's person of the year. :cool:

smokinjoe
03-23-2010, 04:41
What does erudite mean?

ratcheer
03-23-2010, 04:44
What does erudite mean?

Educated, widely read, well informed, "in the know".

Tim

callmeox
03-23-2010, 05:26
Educated, widely read, well informed, "in the know".

Tim

Sometimes they just jump into the boat, eh Joe? :-)

:slappin:

ErichPryde
03-23-2010, 05:49
I vote that we add a :facepalm: smiley to this forum just for occasions like this. :rolleyes:

barturtle
03-23-2010, 06:40
Google...Google...Ah, cool.

We try.

kickert
03-23-2010, 07:23
I am guessing if we have to look it up, we don't meet the criteria.

cowdery
03-23-2010, 09:15
I think it was meant as, "not typical," in contrast to the uninformed commentary on some blogs.

sailor22
03-23-2010, 09:31
I always feel like I'm drinking with a bunch of smart guys when I'm here.

OscarV
03-23-2010, 11:56
I think it was meant as, "not typical," in contrast to the uninformed commentary on some blogs.

Also means educated but rude and unskilled.
I think he probably meant it as a backhanded compliment.

Hawg73
03-23-2010, 12:23
Well, I think you guys are all very knowledgeable...for what it's worth! :D

barturtle
03-23-2010, 13:14
Also means educated but rude and unskilled.
I think he probably meant it as a backhanded compliment.

I have no issue with that either.

If you don't express what you want, in no uncertain terms, it's hard for someone to make it for you. If I have to argue that "Standard Industry Practice" might not be the best way of achieving what I want, I will.

Rughi
03-23-2010, 13:43
sb.commies may be erudite, but there's only one bibulous grammarian (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=52072#post52072) (posts 4-8) :lol:

Roger

OscarV
03-23-2010, 13:45
sb.commies may be erudite, but there's only one bibulous grammarian (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=52072#post52072) (posts 4-8) :lol:

Roger

Thanx Dude, that was a great flash from the past!:slappin:

CorvallisCracker
03-23-2010, 13:47
Also means educated but rude and unskilled.


No, I don't think that's true. I think the "er" part is associated with the "rude" part as a negating qualifier.

From dictionary.conference.com:

Word History: One might like to be erudite but hesitate to be rude. This preference is supported by the etymological relationship between erudite and rude. Erudite comes from the Latin adjective ērudītus, "well-instructed, learned," from the past participle of the verb ērudīre, "to educate, train." The verb is in turn formed from the prefix ex-, "out, out of," and the adjective rudis, "untaught, untrained," the source of our word rude. The English word erudite is first recorded in a work possibly written before 1425 with the senses "instructed, learned." Erudite meaning "learned" is supposed to have become rare except in sarcastic use during the latter part of the 19th century, but the word now seems to have been restored to favor.

Which is not to say that there aren't those here both knowledgeable and rude. :lol:

cigarnv
03-23-2010, 14:49
Clearly the more one drinks the smarter they get as well as becoming more interesting to others:grin:

fishnbowljoe
03-23-2010, 15:32
Thanks guys! :grin: Make mine a double...............entendre. :slappin: Joe

ErichPryde
03-23-2010, 18:19
All I needed was a good reason. :cool:

callmeox
03-23-2010, 18:26
At least they didn't call us crudite. :slappin:

DeanSheen
03-23-2010, 18:34
Tell them thanks, that's the best unintended compliment I've gotten in awhile.

Dramiel McHinson
03-23-2010, 18:49
I won't go into details, but someone in conversation yesterday referred to the participants on this board as "erudite." I thought you'd want to know.

Clearly this individual was well educated and recognized participants on this board for what they are. In those extremely rare instances when one appears rude in type, it may simply be the smoothing process that effaces all rudeness. In that case, the wikipedia definition fits well.:grin:

"A scholar is erudite (Latin eruditus) when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness ("e- (ex-) + rudis"), that is to say smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility. ..."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erudite (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erudite&ei=-l6pS_u1F4u1tgfCkZHSBQ&sa=X&oi=define&ct=&cd=1&ved=0CAsQpAMoAQ&usg=AFQjCNHwdeLgaAUenYOr7q91CnBNqdeVTQ)

sailor22
03-23-2010, 18:50
Are you sure they didn't say Luddite?

pepcycle
03-23-2010, 19:00
At least they didn't call us crudite. :slappin:

I was thinking the same thing.
I have to admit, I'd rather be dipped in sour cream and eaten than just about anything else.

The Boozer
03-23-2010, 19:54
I am guessing if we have to look it up, we don't meet the criteria.


:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin: Post of the week!!!

CorvallisCracker
03-23-2010, 20:02
I'd rather be dipped in sour cream and eaten than just about anything else.

:lol: :skep: :blush: :kiss: :shocked: :bigeyes: :yum: :lol: :bigeyes:

pepcycle
03-24-2010, 13:48
I was thinking the same thing.
I have to admit, I'd rather be dipped in sour cream and eaten than just about anything else.

What I meant to say was, "I'm not sure what I'd rather be, erudite or crudite"

Dramiel McHinson
03-24-2010, 17:55
Thanks Chuck. I think. :skep: Not to pry, but do you think it was meant in a positive manner, or kind of "tongue in cheek" ? Joe

I think they meant it as a pat on the back but we have to remember a pat on the back is only six inches above a kick in the @$$ and sometimes people miss.

Josh
03-24-2010, 18:48
:lol: :skep: :blush: :kiss: :shocked: :bigeyes: :yum: :lol: :bigeyes:
:smil41df29a15fb35: :fish2::fish2::duel: :fish2::fish2: :smil41df29a15fb35:

smokinjoe
03-24-2010, 19:13
Sometimes they just jump into the boat, eh Joe? :-)

:slappin:

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