ThoughtsByNV: Being smart hurts

Q: Why do things & scenarios that aren’t considered very smart usually hurt?
Merriam-Webster themselves, who we all, basically consider ‘smart’, used the one that hurts as the first definition:
  • Smart: 1) making one smart : causing a sharp stinging


I keep forgetting that I’m not as smart as I used to be, but then again, neither Merriam or Webster even considered putting the definition of smart that implies intelligence until #4 now so perhaps none of us are actually that smart in the first place?

Note that we humans who have the faculty of intelligence, or so we presume, aren’t that much higher on the list than a Smart Bomb… So:

A: Take it from this smart ass: Being Smart Hurts !


Merriam-Webster’s definition of smart:

  1. 1:  making one smart :  causing a sharp stinging

  2. 2:  marked by often sharp forceful activity or vigorous strength <a smart pull of the starter cord>

  3. 3:  brisk, spirited <a smart pace>

  4. 4a :  mentally alert :  brightb :  knowledgeablec :  shrewd <a smart investment>

  5. 5a :  witty, clever <a smart sitcom>b :  pert, saucy <don’t get smart with me>

  6. 6a :  neat, trim <soldiers in smart uniforms>b :  stylish or elegant in dress or appearancec (1) :  appealing to sophisticated tastes (2) :  characteristic of or patronized by fashionable society

  7. 7a :  being a guided missile <a laser-guided smart bomb>b :  operating by automation <a smart machine tool>c :  intelligent 3



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