I don't know why people wish to appear to be intelligent. It seems to me like a waste of time. The higher you are, the harder you fall. Put yourself in a position that doesn't fit and you'll be spotted as a fake.
I hate pretentious people too Jen But usually it takes too much work to set them straight. Unless I get down right irritated and fed up with BS. Then I enjoy taking them down a peg or twelve.I hate pretentious people and if I had to hear someone go on and on about how fabulous they were, I'd probably confront them eventually and set them straight but it's doubtful they'd even hear me so I'd just be back to square one. *sigh*
I think the reverse case is a great deal more fun.... appearing to be unintelligent. My lazy ass slacking self talking. If you're "dumb", you're given less to do.
*mumbles* perhaps that'll make a good topic... Appearing Unintelligent... (but I'm too lazy)