Day 2010: Smart

It’s  smart to define your terms, so here’s a definition of smart:

1. (informal) having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.
“if he was that smart he would never have been tricked”
synonyms: clever, bright, intelligent, sharp-witted, quick-witted, shrewd, astute, able
2. (of a person) clean, neat, and well-dressed.
“you look very smart”
synonyms: well dressed, stylish, chic, fashionable, modish, elegant, neat, spruce, trim, dapper
1. (of a wound or part of the body) cause a sharp, stinging pain.
“the wound was smarting”
synonyms: sting, burn, tingle, prickle
1. NORTH AMERICAN informal
intelligence; acumen.
“I don’t think I have the smarts for it” stinging pain.
“the smart of the recent blood-raw cuts”
1. in a quick or brisk manner.
“it is better for tenants to be compelled to pay up smart”

Are you smart enough to notice that one word evokes intelligence, fashion, quickness,  and pain?  I’m smart enough to notice that I’ve never used the word “smart” in a blog post title before but not smart enough to know why that is.

My smart boyfriend and I have been having many discussions lately about how smart the U.S. President is or isn’t and how much this presidency smarts.

Let’s see if I can find any smart photos on my smart phone.












Here’s one smart video from YouTube:

And here’s a smart number from Aladdin (which I’m seeing with my smart friend Deb this weekend).

I wonder if we’ll be smart enough to figure out how they get the carpet to fly like that.

I look forward to your smart comments.

It’s time for some intelligent, fashionable, and quick thanks to all who helped me create this smart post and — of course! — to YOU.



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16 thoughts on “Day 2010: Smart

  1. Bliss out. What a great expression.

  2. The photo that reflects you, Ann, also has a component that reminds me of our old TV character Maxwell Smart.

  3. I’m the second born, I heard my grandfather say, “they’re the smartest ones”

  4. “Smart” and “sharp” are often used interchangeably, I am not sure how that came about.

    That cat is pretty sharp.

    I hope that you and Michael don’t find your conversations about government too stressful.

    • I find politics today stressful, Maureen, but not my conversations with Michael. Thanks for your sharp comment.

  5. In Milan Kundera’s Life Is Elsewhere there’s a moment when the young poet Jaromil is given a special writing room by his mother with a desk and lines of poetry he’s written on the walls, and he’s struck dumb because he can’t think of anything fittingly profound to say.
    I’m trying to think of something smart for your smart blog is what I’m getting at here.

  6. Smart, isn’t a word used to describe me
    Tim is a smart ass which isn’t the same

  7. We have such a smart electricity metre that it ensures there is no need for the supplier ever to make contact with the home occupier – consequently we didn’t get a bill for 3 years

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