Word of the week brings you up close and personal with the noble tongue of English. This tongue will be wiggled in places where only the brave dare venture.
astute :: as⋅tute :: (əˈstut, əˈstyut)
A. Characteristic of or designating a political party founded on the belief that one’s own ideas are wrong.
B. Similarily, a political or social orientation in which a person believes their own views on issues are wrong.
Hence, Astutist: an astute person.
Etymology: From the Latin assitudem, or “thinking with the ass”.
First known usage: Translation of Socrates’ “Apology” by Lord Boylan (circa 1383): I know that I know nothing. I’m so astute [Laughs].