Made-Up Word Monday

If you’re a regular reader here or on my Instagram page, you know I like to make up words. “Trumpectomy” and “Back-to-normaling,” for example. Every Monday I’ll feature a new word here for open minds. Any suggestions? Would love those, too.


Smarpidity

Today’s made-up word is smarpidity (n): The state of being stupid but believing you are smart.

Derived from: smart (intelligent) + stupidity (the state of being stupid)

#smarpidity

“Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation…any numerical assumption would turn out to be an underestimate.”

Italian economist Carlo Cipolla,”The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity,” 1976
Source: Carlo Cipolla

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17 comments

  1. Thank goodness for smarpidity! That’s what keeps emergency services like mine in business. It means cash for life us! Smart people doing stupid stuff is why we exist!

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