Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hubris: Thinking People Read Your Blog
A little editor humor that came at my expense. for those of you snowed in:
Editor 1: Matt, do you know what hubris means?
Me: Yes [explanation here.]
Editor 2: Ok, fine. But would you use it in every day conversation?
Me: Yes. It's got a very specific meaning that there aren't any good synonyms for. Not even really pride is a perfect fit.
Editor 1: See? It's a perfectly normal word.
Editor 2: Wait, Matt: Would a -normal person- use it in every day conversation?
Me: Ah, well, no. Probably not.