Saturday, June 01, 2013

Why Drag Crete Into It, PROFESSOR?

A "journalism professor," at the beginning of a gun-control rant that ends with a threat to use tanks, fighter jets and Hellfire missiles against sovereign American citizens, shows off his vocabulary:

But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.

Wanting to give the Professor (no doubt educated far beyond my high-school education) the doubt, I did a Google search on Cretan. I discovered that a Cretan is a citizen of the island of Crete. I also discovered that there are such things as Cretan Greeks, Cretan Pederasty, a Cretan Paradox, and also the story of Hercules and the Cretan Bull.

I also found an entry in Urban Dictionary: cretan: Someone who is an idiot and lacks gravitas. "My brother is a cretan and suffers from cretanism and low levels of gravitas." synonyms for "cretan" in Urban dictionary include stupidity, idiot, ignoramous, dumbass and moron.

So it seems that the professor either relies on Urban Dictionary for his vocabulary needs, or is something of a...cretin.

Be sure to click the link to read the comments. H/T Weasel Zippers.


Rev. Paul said...

What a crouton! What a maroon! What an embezzle!

Okay, I'm done now.

Bob said...

@Rev. Paul: *grins* and nin-cow-poop, in the story where Bugs ends up in Spain in a bullring.