Definition: Ultracrepidarianism

Ultracrepidarianism

The habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.

 

Wow. Where was this word in my life 40 years ago??? For, both, me and others I know! Pretty much everybody’s been guilty at this at some point. It’s a matter of how much rather than having done it or not.

This will be a useful word for me for the rest of my life. It’s just too bad it’s so hard to say! I’ll remember it with the “ultra” bit, meaning going beyond. Then “crepi” is like scope creep to go beyond, so it’s like beyond going beyond. As for the “darianism”? Well, “how dare you” offer me advice on something outside of your knowledge??? 😉

From the podcast below, which is nice for other matters of getting out of ruts from stories you tell yourself, not ultracrepidarianism… which is not in the WordPress blogging platform’s spellcheck dictionary, I see. 🙂

NFL Picks Week 4, 2015 Season

Last week was a nice bounce back from the disastrous week 2 that most people would have had. I went 13-3 to stand at 32 correct for the season. That’d be 1 behind the lead among the ESPN analysts, who are only ahead of me due to remarkable weekly scores they had last week, which wouldn’t be typical of their past performance.

This week there are a handful of tough games to pick but I’m confident I’ll do well.

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Get Better Veggies than Lettuce with Your Subs

Lettuce is something people get with their sub sandwiches. It’s like the default veggie people ask for with their subs. It’s also the thing that gets put on first, and most, among the veggies asked for.

Lettuce also the least nutritious of all the vegetables, mostly being water inside generic plant cells with how pale the sub lettuce tends to be. It’s not much more than that even when it’s not so pale. It’s neither as colorful as the other vegetables that make them more nutritious, nor as tasty, I might add.

Thinking about this, I recently made a tiny, tiny life change on this matter.

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Fashion for the Chinese New Year of the Sheep, Goat, Ram

Chúc mừng năm mới! from your Vietnamese blogger!

It is the Chinese year of the “yang” starting Feb 19 2015 to Feb 7 2016. You’ve probably heard it as the year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat, but that’s because in Mandarin, the word for all three and some other hoofed animals is “yang”. Additional descriptors to “yang” identify them more specifically.

There is an additional descriptor to the Chinese year and that’s an element. This year is the year of the Wooden yang. Things associated with wood are lucky for this year.

So what does this Chinese year hold for fashion?

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