[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: QIp
sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Dec 12 06:57:45 PST 2017
>> Klingon word: QIp
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: be stupid
> "The ignorant can be educated, but stupid is forever." (Aristophanes)
I have to retract this quotation showing the difference between ignorance and stupidity. I tried to identify which of Aristophanes' plays was the source for this - I don't remember where I read it - but discovered that apparently none of them are. The full quotation is supposedly:
Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated,
drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Aristophanes however reveals:
Fictional attribution in the movie "The Emperor's Club" (2002),
given by Kevin Kline (as William Hundert); also attributed to
Diogenes, without sources; no published occurrences of this
statement prior to the movie have been located in any of the
Aristophanes Plays or Fragments.
There is an American saying which is a favorite of Judge Judith Sheindlin ("Judge Judy"):
Beauty fades; dumb is forever.
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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