Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gunner defined?

I hate people that talk in class excessively. Why is it that these people never say anything insightful? It seems fairly inevitable that whenever these people talk, they're just repeating something someone else said, or just spouting off on something completely irrelevant or inane. Personally, I think of these people as gunners. However, I've heard other people define gunners as people who not only talk excessively, but they also have to be making such a detailed point that that's what makes it irrelevant. So my question is what exactly is a gunner? And if the stupid people aren't gunners, then what technical lingo is attributed to them? It can't just be stupid people.

3 comments:

Guy Fawkes said...

I don't think I have a personal definition for "gunner." I use one of those "I'll know it when I see it" approaches like the Supreme Court uses in obscenity cases.

Your post gave me an idea for a new blog series. BRB, making first post.

the Rising Jurist said...

For what it's worth, back when I was a student, I attempted to classify gunners. See if my guide helps.

Guy Fawkes said...

Welcome back to the world of the living bloggers, mootgoescow.