Stephen Bayley

A Dictionary of Idiocy

'I am fascinated.' Andrew Marr, Start the Week, Radio 4 'Wonderful' The Times 'Intelligent.' Independent 'Current.' Sunday Telegraph Wittgenstein said that if people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever happen. In this compelling A-Z of modern ignorance, Stephen Bayley gathers silly, curious and sometimes shocking facts on everything that makes our world tick. Why does Judeo-Christianity love mountains? Why was fear of drinking from skulls the original reason for cremation? And where does the word Fuck come from (hint: think berets)? You'll be surprised how much you never knew!
205 printed pages
Original publication
Gibson Square



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    b3822779294has quoted5 months ago
    Imagination, Victor Hugo said, is intelligence with an erection
    Oksana Karpyshynhas quoted2 years ago
    Genius and madness are close, but so are idiocy and high intelligence. Neither seems to be well understood.

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