ultracrepidarian

ultracrepidarian

[uhl-truh-krep-i-dair-ee-uh n]

adjective
1. noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise.

1800-20; ultra- + Latin crepidam ‘sole of a shoe,sandal’ (< Greek krepis ‘shoe’); in allusion to thewords of Pliny the Elder ne supra crepidam sutorjudicare ‘let the cobbler not judge above the sandal’;cf. the English proverb “let the cobbler stick to his last.”

Inundated with these types. Is social media to blame? Not the root cause, just merely the active vehicle – carrying the wave upon wave (of Tsunami proportion) on a daily, minute-to-minute basis – right into my mind-sphere.

Here are a two variations-on-a-similar-theme that I’ve been boggled with… a lot… lately… and mostly…

Non-autistic person / persons who consider themselves ‘experts’ on Autism, over-riding #ActuallyAutistic voices of lived-experience.

Dog owners who insist they ‘speak dog’, presuming their human-centric perceptions and interpretations above any and all musings about what the dog may actually be thinking / experiencing.

Not in the frame of mind today to coherently elaborate on the two. Just some thought-worms wriggling and dancing arrhythmically in the pitter-patter of rain and silently sizzling fog.

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