"Ignorant" = "rude" a Scotticism?

Drew Danielson andrew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Fri Jun 25 13:25:07 UTC 2004

Other words that share a similar dual meaning with 'ignorant' include


each of these words have additional meanings of course, but they all can
be used to mean 'lacking in knowledge' or to mean 'rude'.

As a matter of fact, 'rude' can mean 'lacking in knowledge' in the sense
of 'exhibiting a mark├ęd lack of skills' or 'in a natural, raw state'.

Just some observations, anything that may be construed as analysis is
unintentional and without guarantee.

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