Word Origin Comics: For Witty People and Sophisticates Only...All Others Go Away

"Despite all that education and experience can do, I retain a certain level of unsophistication that I cannot eradicate and that my friends find amusing. In fact, I think I sometimes detect conspiratorial plottings among my friends to protect me against my own lack of sophistication. I don't mind. I suspect that I am never quite as unsophisticated as they think I am, but I don't mind."

― Isaac Asimov, In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography, 1920-1954

"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. "

― Jim Henson

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

― Clare Boothe Luce


Is sophistication really sophomoric?

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer."

― Douglas Adams

For the answer to that question and much more, read on...



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