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    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    #1

    Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    He is intelligently ignorant.
    He is selfishly sincere.


    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    #2

    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    1) You are intelligent, but don't know about certain 'lesser' topics. For example, gossip.

    2) You are sincere for your own needs.

    How does that sound?

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    #3

    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    He know what he should be ignorant of.
    His sincerity is beneficial to him.


    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    #4

    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    I understand. Thank you.

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