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. 🙂

See Dave Carroll’s New Success With The Cable Song Video

Dave-Carroll1Just a few months ago in July 2009, Nova Scotian musician took his music success to a new level with a YouTube viral sensation, United Breaks Guitars. It changed his life, as he said during a little concert in Halifax for the Tunes at Noon series in August. However, he was going to follow through all his previous commitments before taking on new ventures in October, like a true professional.

Well, it’s October and I just saw a song commercial featuring Dave Carroll protesting the proposed hike in cable fees in Canada, in the Local TV Matters campaign (FAQ). The full version is below, though I can’t find lyrics online at time of posting. It seems someone recognized Dave’s talent to write a good song to tell a story, as demonstrated in United Breaks Guitars. The story of how this all came about is below, courtesy of Dave Carroll on MySpace.

In July, after UBG (United Breaks Guitars) had hit, I was introduced by a CTV representative to the issue of supporting local television in Canada.

In a nutshell Cable TV does not pay for local programming like the local news and broadcasters don’t earn enough from advertising to continue to operate at a loss.

Sons of Maxwell built their career with the help of local television and for a lot of other reasons I believe in the project, so I agreed to write and produce a song in support of a great cause. It aired tonight (Wed Oct 7) for the first time following the 6pm local news across Canada and may do so again for the rest of the week.

It was a pleasant surprise for me to see Dave and his new success in more traditional media.

Congratulations to Dave and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your success in the future!

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