Word of the day – dilettante

dilettante (n.) a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler

‘I hate Flaubert, that superior bastard. Why should the pursuit of knowledge be a monopoly of so-called experts? Hooray for dilettantes.’
– from The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
(That’s Flaubert to the side.)
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s