Friday, November 14, 2008

Passing thoughts on the meaning of "pundits"…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:41 PM Permalink

…struck me this morning as I pondered what color paludamentum to wear today (I write with some very brainy people here, so I thought I'd throw in something for them).

It turns out that the word "pundit" is defined as: a scholar; authority on a subject; interpreter of Hindu law; learned Brahmin (Hindu). (Definition from the Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases)

Seems to me that hardly any of the TV pundits are scholars or an authority on a subject, so by default that makes them an interpreter of Hindu law or a learned Brahmin (Hindu).

I did not know that.



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