CRACK OPEN A DICTIONARY

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. ~Frank Leahy

It never ceases to amaze me how few people seem to pay attention to the definitions of words. We are a society plagued not only with lazy mouth, but with lazy minds, to the degree that it is difficult to have a conversation without having to stop and say, in the immortal words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

Yet even if you take the time to school someone in proper usage, he will insist on continuing with his own incorrect usage. You are supposed to conform to incorrectness because he has Lazy Brain and will not be moved. This, unfortunately, is the best case scenario---it is also entirely possible that he will not be moved because he is not interested in the truth, but instead wants to run you in circles so that your focus is changed from intellectual engagement to your frustration that he doesn’t understand.

Lately, I’ve come to fear that the latter is more likely than the former.


~Shyla Lefever