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    Default Re: What's The Difference Between Smart And Clever?

    Smart = finding a way to avoid answering what is 1 + 1
    Clever = being able to answer 1 + 1
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    Would like to add that between the 2 of them, LSF should be more articulate and the smoother talker. Hence it may appear sometimes that she is smarter and cleverer than HC, who can be reticent and direct.

    Quote Originally Posted by KNNBPCB View Post
    Ok, so if they mean the same thing, what is your answer to this question:

    Who is smarter and cleverer? LSF or HC?

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    These are good examples.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrooball (clone) View Post
    Smart = finding a way to avoid answering what is 1 + 1
    Clever = being able to answer 1 + 1

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    Clue. Dress smart vs dress clever.

    Smart refers more to a general state or ability.

    Clever refers more to being capable and excellent in a particular task.

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    Smart is when you pay a visit to your father-in-law when he is in ICU.
    Clever is when you go into his residence after that and take his documents.

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    Between the 2 of them, LSF definitely dresses smarter and cleverer than HC.

    Quote Originally Posted by nayr69sg View Post
    Clue. Dress smart vs dress clever.

    Smart refers more to a general state or ability.

    Clever refers more to being capable and excellent in a particular task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narong Wongwan View Post
    Smart indicates acquired knowledge ie we use the terms "street smart" and "book smart", so smart has more to do with experience...

    Clever is something you were born with, like the ability to solve problems fast.

    So clever is natural talent while smart is taught/learned.

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    With experience a smart guy could incorporate strategic or cunning moves to out smart a clever guy.
    So can we conclude politicians and lawyers are smart while the other professions like engineer,
    doctor, bankers etc...are clever?

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    Not really. Even if you think smart and clever mean different things, all these professions you mentioned will need to have both elements. How much of each will probably determine how they behave and how successful they are in different areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by tyudm View Post
    With experience a smart guy could incorporate strategic or cunning moves to out smart a clever guy.
    So can we conclude politicians and lawyers are smart while the other professions like engineer,
    doctor, bankers etc...are clever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    Smart is when you pay a visit to your father-in-law when he is in ICU.
    Clever is when you go into his residence after that and take his documents.
    Smart is hold your peace when you absorb all the verbal bullets from your enemy with a solid bullet vest.
    Clever is rebutting in peace when you unleash one deadly lightning stroke at just the right moment that cut right through the heart of the enemy and kill him on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky View Post
    If I had to make a guess who is smarter and cleverer between LSF and HC, it would have to be Ho Ching.
    What is your basis for saying HC? Because she wrote a long letter to her brother-in-law while addressing him by an endearing name?
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    Not just that, she seems to be quietly calculating, while not being openly outspoken. In any case, she had no choice but to reply to LHY and she did so by choosing her words carefully.

    Quote Originally Posted by KNNBPCB View Post
    What is your basis for saying HC? Because she wrote a long letter to her brother-in-law while addressing him by an endearing name?

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    Smart and clever means that defence and attack are both strong and done at the right moments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    Smart is hold your peace when you absorb all the verbal bullets from your enemy with a solid bullet vest.
    Clever is rebutting in peace when you unleash one deadly lightning stroke at just the right moment that cut right through the heart of the enemy and kill him on the spot.

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    Academically I am not very smart. However I am very clever in the workplace and hence I make a lot of money, more than the smart people in school who eventually end up working under me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTan View Post
    Academically I am not very smart. However I am very clever in the workplace and hence I make a lot of money, more than the smart people in school who eventually end up working under me.
    So you've got arse-luck.

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    Can't tell that you are clever based on the face in your avatar, but I guess we will have to take your word for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTan View Post
    Academically I am not very smart. However I am very clever in the workplace and hence I make a lot of money, more than the smart people in school who eventually end up working under me.

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    To have a spare tyre outside your marriage is smart and keeping it secret from your wife until she finds out is smart.

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    The cheating spouse should be smart enough not to get caught, while the other spouse should be clever enough to know when to walk away.

    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    To have a spare tyre outside your marriage is smart and keeping it secret from your wife until she finds out is smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    To have a spare tyre outside your marriage is smart and keeping it secret from your wife until she finds out is smart.
    In order to have the best of both worlds, you have to be smarter and cleverer than both your wife and spare tyre.
    Let's make SBF a better place for "ALL".

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    Steal eat smart, wipe your mouth clever?

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    U read my mind. U smart and clever.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiKopPow View Post
    So you must be smart enuff to be clever so that you could cheat, and won't get cheated because you are clever enuff to be smart?

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