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.

2 comments:

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)