Monday, April 27, 2009

What is a "Smart Alec"?

In my Profile, I list that I'm a "Smart Alec" law professor. A wiseguy, a prankster, a troublemaker? For clarification, I turned to Wikipedia (so it must be true):
"The phrase "smart alec" arose from the exploits of Alec Hoag, a thief, and confidence man operating in New York City in the 1840s.

Yikes - I thought I was being smart!

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