lemmings wrote:notgm wrote:i seem to have lost my sense of humor...i highly dislike the pompousness of this particular joke.
I don't think that word means what you think it means.
^That would be pompousness.
Doing this isn't: "You don't know about _____? Awesome, let me show you!"
fairly certain i used it correctly, given the context.
i agree that the end result, "awesome, let me show you" is not pompous.
the idea that one would need to try hard to not scoff at the unknowing masses could be construed as pompous.
the idea that one would feel the onus of teaching the 'obviously dumb' target could also be construed as pompous.
there's a certain elitism in admitting that there's elitism in knowledge, and i just can't find that logic trap funny.