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Serious What's The Difference Between Smart And Clever?

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by tyudm, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. tyudm

    tyudm Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Any intelligent and wise one care to explain in layman term?
     
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    no amount of study can make a person intelligent or wise.
    it only increases his knowledge
    don't expect scholars to run a country well.
     
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    Smart is me, work for PAP. Clever is PAP, give a drumstick take back whole chicken. Not smart not clever people, is what makes this all work. :)
     
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    tyudm Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Yah...one has to be cunning and thick skinned

     
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    if we had a parliament with 3 or 4 political parties and 40 or 70 opposition seats like UK parliament,then we wouldnt have to look at ur lanjiao face all the time u nabei cheebye!!!!
     
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    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.

    先天 VS 后天
     
  7. tyudm

    tyudm Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Kong Hee, Ng Boon Gay, Professor Tey Tsun Hang are all intelligent people but not smart enough when it comes to cheating.

    LKY and son are the experts.
     
  8. JHolmesJr

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    Scroobal is smart…..JW5 is clever (well, at least he thinks he is)
     
  9. Dark Knight

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    In my opinion.

    A clever person may not be smart.
    Example such as those who can flair in academy.

    A smart person may not be clever.
    Example such as those who make it as politicians

    Those who are both clever and smart is rare.
    Example such as those who can start up a business from scratch
     
  10. tyudm

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    People like George Quek (Breadtalk) whose cash register rings to a tune of $600m annually?
     
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    dun be stoopid to fall for such compliment, always remember that even if you think that you are smart, there is always a higher mountain. stay humble always...
     
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    Well said..but u may have to explain stupid and dumb to krafty.
     
  13. jw5

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    Scroobal (pictured) is Manipulative Yet Needy. One of his many other monikers is JHolmesJr. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    if so, 70% is smart, while the pappies are clever :confused:
     
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    zhihau Alfrescian (InfP) + S-Mod Old Timer

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    I only know what's smut and cleavage...
     
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    In some shameless third world countries, doing evil is called being smart. No wonder all the smart asses there still end up poor third world countries. Now I know why they are poor. These smart people only have smart ideas to harm others and so damn proud of it. They have no clever ideas that can bring improvement to themselves and others.
     
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    Only some of the 70% are smart. The others are impressionable and easily manipulated. :D
     
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    I didn't know that there is a difference, but there are many smart alecs and clever fools think that there is.
     
  19. tanwahtiu

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    When u are cheated next time u are smarter not to be cheated again.
    When u can cheat you are clever than a smart person.
     
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    Didn't i say doing evil is called smart in some shameless third world countries? Here's one third world import - shameless number two - who just proved what I said by calling the victim smart alec aka stupid and clever fool. Doing evil behind while appearing kind in front is called smart. Being kind and doing things in front aboveboard is called stupid and fool. These people have very low morals, trust them at your own peril.
     

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