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Ignorance

See also Stupidity.
Am ha-Arez
those negligent in or unobservant of Torah study. [Judaism: Wigoder, 26]
avidya
ignorance as cause of suffering through desire. [Hindu Phil.: Parrinder, 36]
Deane, Lucy
unaware of fiancé Stephen’s obvious relationship with Maggie. [Br. Lit.: The Mill on the Floss]
Dunsmen
opposers of Renaissance learning (14th century); hence, dunce. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 116]
Islayev, Arkady
so entrenched in work, oblivious to wife’s infidelities. [Russ. Lit.: A Month in the Country]
It Pays to Be Ignorant
panelists fail to answer such questions as “Which player on a baseball team wears a catcher’s mask?” [Am. Radio: Buxton, 120]
Lennie
big, strong, simple-minded ranch hand. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men, Magill I, 672–674]
Newman, Alfred E.
cartoon character personifying ignorance as bliss: “What, me worry?” [Comics: “Mad” in Horn, 442]
Parable of the Cave
cave dwellers see only the shadows of reality. [Gk. Phil.: Republic]
Peppermint Patty
cartoon character habitually stumped by teacher and forever failing exams. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 543]
Scarecrow
goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Schweik
cheerful, feeble-minded character; the antithesis of German militarism. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
Sweat Hogs
class of incorrigible students majoring in remedial education. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]
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