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.

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