I wonder how many people know what “ignoramus means”?
I looked it up just to be sure.
Basically, it’s a posh word to describe a stupid person. It’s the sort of word quarrelsome academics or posh folks who went to public school would use to describe each other...
“I read Charles’ paper on Lichtenstein. Pompous twaddle. He really is an ignoramus.”
“I was at the Club the other night and bumped into Wally. Total ignoramus. Wally by name, Wally by nature I’m afraid. I heard his father was Master of the Hounds. Can’t believe it. Surely, must be the son of a grocer.”
It’s also the type of word historians use:
“The Prime Minister had a penchant for pigs and referendum. In all likelihood, history will not look kindly on such an ignoramus.”
“When he turned his attention from Britain to Russia, Churchill knew Hitler was not just evil, but an ignoramus of stupendous proportions and, ultimately, Britain would be victorious.”
So to sum up, ignoramus is not the type of word you’ll find on this blog. I’m pretty blunt so I think someone’s an idiot I just tend to come out and say it. That said, I’m going to make “ignoramus” my word of the week and try and say it as much as possible now.
If I say enough, I might get offered a job in banking or Westminster so I can work with other ignoramuses.
Hmm. The future looks rosy. I love the idea of dining out on expenses. Awesome.