frostywonder: it says http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=literati
frostywonder: dont they realize that if im having to look up literati im probably not going to know what intelligentsia means?
We had been discussing her reading The Clockwork Orange either with or without the help of a book-centric dictionary. I expressed my opinion that a true literati would not need such a crutch and her response was, "A what?"
Naturally, I made her look it up.
Her frustration kept me laughing for ages.