Ignorance (See also Stupidity.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Ignorance (See also Stupidity.)

  1. Am ha-Arez those negligent in or unobservant of Torah study. [Judaism: Wigoder, 26]
  2. avidya ignorance as cause of suffering through desire. [Hindu Phil.: Parrinder, 36]
  3. Deane, Lucy unaware of fiancé Stephen’s obvious relationship with Maggie. [Br. Lit.: The Mill on the Floss]
  4. Dunsmen opposers of Renaissance learning (14th century); hence, dunce. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 116]
  5. Islayev, Arkady so entrenched in work, oblivious to wife’s infidelities. [Russ. Lit.: A Month in the Country]
  6. 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]
  7. Lennie big, strong, simple-minded ranch hand. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men, Magill I, 672–674]
  8. Newman, Alfred E. cartoon character personifying ignorance as bliss: “What, me worry?” [Comics: “Mad” in Horn, 442]
  9. Parable of the Cave cave dwellers see only the shadows of reality. [Gk. Phil.: Republic]
  10. Peppermint Patty cartoon character habitually stumped by teacher and forever failing exams. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 543]
  11. Scarecrow goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
  12. Schweik cheerful, feeble-minded character; the antithesis of German militarism. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
  13. Sweat Hogs class of incorrigible students majoring in remedial education. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]