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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Word needed
At artw*nk today I was enjoying criticising the content and intended audience for Bollywood Dreams I wanted to describe it as the type of book suitable for a middle class audience who thought they know more about the topic and photography than they actually did.

Bit I didn't have the words.

There's a word for a type of person who has a trivial understanding of something but thinks they know more about that and other things. I'm sure there is. But I can't remember it. Maybe it was those poppers in 1997...

Help!

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spiked_n_bloody From: spiked_n_bloody Date: October 14th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
The word I use is 'Manager'
Lee suggested 'Gobshyte'

It's gonna bug me now til I remember the word.
furzepig From: furzepig Date: October 14th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
The closest I can come isn't just one word: 'know-it-all'. I think I've had a similar delve for this word myself and not come up with one. You could probably apply 'arrogant', 'supercilious' and 'pretentious' but I don't think they'd provide the right meaning.

There's probably a better one; my vocab's sadly lacking.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: October 14th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nathan Barley :-P
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: October 15th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Human.
marcushill From: marcushill Date: October 15th, 2006 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Teacher.
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agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: October 15th, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds closer than anything I could come up with and is a cool word.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 15th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was my first thought - but I think there's another word that's not so "neutral" and is more "negative".
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agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: October 15th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn it, you've started me on an obsessive word hunt. Maybe:

didactic, overweening, conceited

hmmm?

None of them mean pricelessly what you wanted though, more overconfident and preachy. Curses, this is going to bug me all day.
half_orc From: half_orc Date: October 15th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first thought was ignoramus but that's not really what you meant.

Bullshitter? Go on hit me in the stomach.
harrytc From: harrytc Date: October 15th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would 'pretentious' do?

Superficial?
sixtine From: sixtine Date: October 16th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
blaggart?
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: October 16th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
psuedo-intellectual? bluffer? fraud?

barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: October 16th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

directors cut

Just watched a short interview with the photographer on google video

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7195809308359880788

it is possibly a little corny but it doesn't look terrible
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