Wednesday, November 17, 2010




: relating to or concerned with earning a living — used pejoratively; also : utilitarian, practical

The original Greek root for the word BANAUSIC, banausikos, means both artisan and nonintellectual, implying that those who worked for a living were consequently dumb. There is no doubt this idea carries into the modern era. Although, since Greek times, people have generally become more, well, Renaissance, which is why I am both intellectual (grad school) and BANAUSTIC (WERK!).

And since I am currently very busy being being both of these 9+ letter adjectives, I will leave you with an interesting article to read on the subject of BANAUSTICISM vs intellectuality.

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