In the past few days, I’ve seen several posts that started with “I haven’t studied X, but here’s what I think about it…” and then proceeds to say something idiotic. So I wanted to flame them, flame them all. Grrrrrr. How imbecilic can people be?
I don’t know anything about math, but I’ll answer this probability problem incorrectly so I can be pleased at seeing my name on the screen.
I don’t know anything about religions, but I know they’re all really the same.
I don’t know anything about Kosovo, but I know it’s wrong for those bombs to make so much noise at night, that’s noise pollution.
I don’t know anything about word origins, but my second cousin on my mother’s side told my great-aunt that the origin of the expression “whole nine yards” was from the San Francisco 49ers who panned nine yards of water per hour…
Sheeeeeesh! Where do these people get off? The spirit of the Straight Dope is to LOOK THINGS UP, right? To read, right? To learn, right? … rather than just have a freaking opinion based on nothing whatsover. Or, worse, based on a “friend of a friend told me…”