‘It’s Been a While Since I’ve Done the Thing Where I Quote the Entirety (or Nearly So) of an Article and Then Dissect/Comment Upon It Line-by-Line, but I Do Still Have a Taste for It, Even Though in This Particular Case It’s a Month Late’
My dictionary defines jackass, in the non-donkey sense, merely as ‘a stupid person’. To my mind, the word also conveys a sense of willfulness — to be not merely stupid but willfully stupid. In many cases, I’ve used it to describe people who wrote stupid things that I suspect they did not actually believe to be true, but that they wrote these stupid things to be purposefully sensational, to draw attention to themselves and to their writing.
How could I not link to an article with that title?