Guy Who Thinks He's About to Outsmart the Internet Turns out to Be Very, Very Wrong | 22 Words

Everyone is smart.

Sure, most of us aren't winning Nobel prizes left and right, but no matter how much schooling you've had, or what your grades looked like, you are smart. You might not excel in mathematics or history or chemistry, but there is something that you're very knowledgeable about (even if it's a very small something).

There's one thing that most of the smartest people in the world have in common: They don't go around bragging about how smart they are. It's in pretty poor taste and doesn't exactly make people respect or admire you.

Despite that, there are still people in this world who won't shut up about how smart they are. Most likely, they took some kind of online IQ test and can't wait to tell you that they got a super high score on it. These people are kind of the worst.

Sometimes, the best response is to smile and nod.

Other times, it's OK to gather a bunch of examples of super "smart" people being super obnoxious into one list and laugh. This is one of those times.

Happy new year!

I've got a resolution for you. Don't ever reach out to this Dylan character again.


I'm trying to do some budgeting, but I'm having a little bit of trouble because I'm not sure what my nauseating income is vs. my net.

You honestly believe that?

What a coincidence! I honestly believe you're one of the most obnoxious people on planet earth.

Take an IQ test.

If you're looking for nothing but intelligent discourse, you should look somewhere other than Twitter. That's not really its forte.

Too blurry.

I'm going to start using the "too blurry" excuse every time I don't know something. It obviously works like a charm.


I'll take Things That Definitely Did Happen for $2,000, Alex.

Oh, you use Google?

Let me get this straight. You think it's dumb that people used Google to find information that you yourself found while also using Google? I want to make sure I'm understanding you correctly.

Oh, boy.

10-years-old, huh? Wow, that's pretty impressive.

OK, dude.

Wow, look at this very smart man! We should all hope to be as smart as he obviously is.

Oh no.

This one is embarrassing to read. Imagine being the one who wrote it.

Not a soccer fan.

I do believe the part where you said he was speechless. I would also have stopped talking to you.

Betrayed by Facebook Memories.

I looked at my own Facebook Memories once. I never made that mistake again.

"I feel ancient."

Better watch out for this guy. He participates in the stock market. Frequently.

And that's a good thing?

I'm not sure why you'd want to have this skill. But you do you, I guess.

Oh, Kelly.

That's interesting. To me, Bach just sounds like a bunch of human-generated noises made with stringed instruments. Get on my level.

Here's another thing that never happened:

It's nice to have dreams, I guess. But, maybe we shouldn't pretend they happened, though.

Best pick-up line ever.

I agree that it's the best pick-up line, although for an entirely different reason: You instantly know that you do not want to talk to the person who uses it.

"Please go away."

Jennifer, you are my hero. Rick? You, well, keep being yourself, I guess.

It's only 10 am.

Two Aristotle quotes by 10 am? Ha! What are you, some casual Aristotle fan? I've already quoted him 14 times.

"I'm truly 60 years old."

No, the scariest part is that you posted this online where it will undoubtedly haunt you throughout your life.

Good day.

You don't like to use the word "genius," then don't.

"I understand why you'd Google."

WHY?! Why would anyone do this?

A modern da Vinci.

"And, naturally, I couldn't contemplate the glass of water without also taking a picture and posting it Instagram so you could witness my genius."

I'm sure he'd love that.

This person seems like someone Elon Musk would love to hang out with. That is not a compliment.

"I got an A anyway."

That's right, everybody! It's time for yet another round of "Things That Definitely Did Not Ever Happen."

Good luck with that.

The hashtags are what really make this one for me. #college.

A new type of brain!

Did they say it was a good type of brain? Otherwise, I'm not sure I'd be bragging about that.

This one really takes the cake.

Reading this is giving me flashbacks to working on group projects in college. I can't even imagine what my response would be to a text like this.

And finally, the pièce de résistance:

As far as I'm concerned, Neil Degrasse Tyson is the ultimate arrogant intelligence snob in the world. It's nice to see him get called out here. Share this with someone who is smart!