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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Other than wearing a sweater vest and really thick glasses how exactly does someone go about looking more "intellectual" than most?
    I said it was obvious; I didn’t say it was from visual cues.
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    I typically only seek immediate medical attention when something is obviously and severely wrong. For example, when I broke my hand and two of the metacarpals were obviously bent in half or when I got in a motorcycle crash and my left arm turned white and my tongue started tasting furry. For less obvious things, I'll usually just go easy on it and only talk to a doctor if it doesn't go away or get noticeably better within a week or so. That's only really worked against me once - when I tore my meniscus in the first week of the wrestling season and kept going to practice for 3 weeks before the school's athletic trainer realized that I probably had a serious knee injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    I said it was obvious; I didn’t say it was from visual cues.
    Let me rephrase then. How do you show you are obviously of an intellectual bent? If it isn't the clothes, do you wander around quoting obscure dead people?

    I would really like people to think I am an intellectual as well so any guidance would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Let me rephrase then. How do you show you are obviously of an intellectual bent? If it isn't the clothes, do you wander around quoting obscure dead people?
    Sometimes, yes! I’m also prone to occasionally—and unthinkingly—using words like "nonce", "whence", and "whither" in conversation; generally exhibiting a large vocabulary; asking intelligent questions; getting visibly and immediately irritated when not treated as intelligent; etc.

    Nota bene: I labour under no delusion that someone without these mannerisms may be every bit as intelligent as me, or more; nor that they make me a better person; nor that they may not come off as irritating to many.
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    *consults definition* Wow, nonce is a very useful word! I'll keep it in mind, thanks!

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    Be aware that a nonce in computer security has a specific and completely different meaning. (The more you know...!)
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    Using semicolons, whether in spoken word or in prose, is also a good way to get recognized as what we are terming here an "intellectual."
    What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates

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    If I am about to lose life or limb, I would go in. Or sight. Otherwise, I figure I'll heal eventually.

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