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How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

shutter
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How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

We often get news reports, about everything...... saying   " Experts predict..... "       "Experts recommend...... "  or just

"An expert said....... "  

 

And of course, we always believe that these "Experts" have passed through some kind of educational programme, or have been properly trained...( by other "experts" ) in the field to which they now belong as an "Expert".... 

SO, of course,... when an "Expert says....... "  we believe them.....

 

Wonder how many "Jaffa Cake Eating Experts" were consulted, before this statement was made.....  ? ? ? ?

Experts claim there are 520 ways to eat Jaffa Cakes - and how you do says a lot about you

 

Of course... you will find the answer here........ 

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/experts-claim-520-ways-eat-23472008

 

GrinGrinGrin  + 517 more jaffa cake eating chinamen.....  ! ! !  

 

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jab1
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Your source says a lot about these 'experts' @shutter - but I suspect their 'journalists', or even the 'editor' could spot one at 2 paces - never mind 2 metres.😁

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Re: How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

Pronunced 'X' defined as an unknown quantity.

'Spurt' defined as a big drip under pressure.

Wise men from afar

Are rarely as wise

As you think they are!

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Slight further edit to my original reply: The 'could' should have read 'couldn't' - dunno how I missed that schoolboy error.😁

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Re: How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

@jab1   Obviously, you are not an expert ! ! ! ! ....  Cheesy

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Re: How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

I understand it to be:- Ex is something that has been.

And a spurt is a drip under pressure as stated by @Baldrick1 

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Certain American talk shows parading abused wives used to bring on someone with a PhD in social work to tell the victim to leave the abuser.  That's when the TV critic I mentioned elsewhere on this forum recently, penned the phrase "a degree in banalities from the University of the Bleeding Obvious".  Do you really need to be an expert on anything to see that the solution to an abusive relationship is to get out of it?

When I first saw Alex Macheras introduced as an aviation expert on TV a few years ago I thought it was an A-level (or even GCSE) student who just happened to be passing by the studio.  To be fair he seems to know what he is talking about.

If you have worked for a large organisation/company you might have come across business analysts who've been called in to tell the bosses how to run the place.  Most of them are fairly recent graduates who've done a short course in how to tell other, much more experienced people how to run a business.  And they don't come cheap either.

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Re: How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

@Jonpe It was a "kinda" rhetorical/jovial query ! ! ! ....  considering the subject matter the "experts" were supposed to be reporting on ! ! ...

 

I mean.... there`s only one way to eat a Jaffa cake.....

 

 

shuv it in yer gob and keep chompin, Grin till it`s gone..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then wash it down with tea or coffee...Grin

 

 

So... does that make me another expert on the subject  ? ? ? ? ?

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It certainly does, @shutter - hope the mentioned 'loo-roll' will pay you well for that erudite explanation.😂

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Re: How do people become an "Expert" ? ? ?

@Baldrick1 

How right you are. 

You just need to know (or pretend to know) more about a subject than somebody who thinks they know nothing.

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king as they say  

Often thought about studying in detail some obscure subject like the sex life of a 'south American great spotted gnat' and becoming an expert by virtue of the fact that nobody else knows sweet Fanny Adams about them. It might even get through the first round of Mastermind ahead on points with no passes!

"And tonight on our program we have Professor Minivanman, that well known and world renowned expert on.... "  🤣

 


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Jonpe
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If the way someone eats a Jaffa Cake says so much about the person, would it not be cost-effective to stop lengthy selection processes and just subject applicants to a recorded Jaffa Cake party.  You can then sit down at your leisure and 'read' their suitability for the job from their Jaffa Cake ingestion style.

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Usually when someone or some company say they are an expert it's a sure sign they are not.

Banks...experts in how to run a business

eBay...experts on how to sell

It's an endless list.

 

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@shutter wrote:

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I mean.... there`s only one way to eat a Jaffa cake.....

 

 

shuv it in yer gob and keep chompin, Grin till it`s gone..


That's the civilised way @shutter ...

 

 

 

Another way is to shove two in!  Grin

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And experts can often disagree for money, example; for prosecution, defence. Those I accept as giving honest options supporting the clients' cases. OTOH those supporting an item with over glowing enthusiasm, np way and visa versa.

The exspurt, remember, started out as a little drip and often ends down the drain.Grin

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