Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clever? No, properly educated.

I can't help but think the commentator's and others referring to Gail Trimble from Corpus Christi as very " clever" are entirely wrong.
Yes, I'm sure she is clever, but quizzes are not a measure of " cleverness" They are a measure of what you have remembered and how wide your interests, how widely you have read and so on.
Perhaps, in this uneducated age, simply knowing something is clever.


Winchester whisperer said...

Excellent recall + wide knowledge of facts = clever (in my book)

kinglear said...

ww- clever is inate intelligence and/or lateral thinking for me - recall ( however wide) is no more than a trick, hence the courses to improve your memory. But well educated she definitely is ( and clever too by all accounts)