The Accidental Diarist

The Accidental Diarist. New essay from Christian Adams.

While in the process of defining the term, it occurred to me that only an egghead would spend any amount of time thinking about how to characterize an individual who thinks too much. However, that’s doesn’t quite get us all the way there. In American slang, egghead is an anti-intellectual epithet, aimed at out-of-touch academic guys who know the difference between Lexus and Linux. Nowadays we say elitist (political), and geek or nerd (social). This goes a long way toward proving that in order to call someone an egghead, you’ve got to be one yourself.

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