Too good not to share

Spud points us to this:

It’s that time again. A mumpsimus (16th century) is someone who refuses to budge/insists that they are right, despite clear evidence that they are wrong. Plural: mumpsimuses.

Amazingly, it was not a moment of self-realisation.

11 thoughts on “Too good not to share”

  1. In another post he wrote ” an utterly self-interested sociopath with a loathing for almost everyone and a dedication solely to his own self interest, who treats rules and law with contempt as they are inapplicable in his case”, and again was not apparently talking about himself.

  2. To paraphrase Homer Simpson; “I like that word”!

    I can even use it in everyday speech: “China has a mumpsimus-level attraction wet markets”.

  3. Apparently 1.4m people read his blog.

    I guess he doesn’t realise that only a poorly-informed sycophantic few actually care or agree with what he writes. The rest read it to see what nonsense he has come up with today.

    Plus of course, anyone that has an informed (different) opinion, doesn’t get to post on his blog for fear of making him look bad.

    This particular topic is an absolute classic – he genuinely can’t see the irony

  4. Somebody has to say it:

    I looked up mumpsimus in the dictionary; next to the definition was Murphy’s picture.

  5. Apparently 1.4m people read his blog.

    Rilly? That would make it substantially more popular than Guido Fawkes’ blog, which gets 1.1m unique viewers per month.

  6. To be fair, his blog probably attracts a lot of people with multiple personalities disorder.

  7. He’s probably counting HTTP requests. So each page load and any subsequent images and XHR requests result in many ‘hits’.

  8. This is up there with that other classic moment in this genre, when Murphy discovered the word “bloviate”…

  9. For some reason I hear the voice over- ‘A mumpsimus in its natural environment’. Maybe he just overheard the narrator?

  10. That would make it substantially more popular than Guido Fawkes’ blog, which gets 1.1m unique viewers per month.

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