What is the Difference between an "intellectual slut" and an "intellectual whore"...?

  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
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    In the same way your normal slut meanders from one person to the next with no real ties, an intellectual slut may drift from one idea or principle to another, with no proper platform.

    The obvious implications of this are that the slut in question will have only a rudimentary understanding of the finer (technical) points of the concepts. To paraphrase Truman Capote, they will be typing instead of writing.

    On the the other hand, the whore is likely to develop a rigid mode of thought, dogma, and other such mental acuity. icon_wink.gif


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    Jan 08, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    In a word, "professionalism." icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    As with the common definition. The ideas of the intellectual slut come free and easy.
    The intellectual whore, however, will cost you!
  • Timbales

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    whores get paid
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
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    In the same way your normal slut meanders from one person to the next with no real ties, an intellectual slut may drift from one idea or principle to another, with no proper platform.

    The obvious implications of this are that the slut in question will have only a rudimentary understanding of the finer (technical) points of the concepts. To paraphrase Truman Capote, they will be typing instead of writing.

    On the the other hand, the whore is likely to develop a rigid mode of thought, dogma, and other such mental acuity. icon_wink.gif




    I would say that the intellectual slut ascribes to whatever ideological/philosophical view they come across that is currently in vogue without consideration for the compatibility with their own views (should they in fact know what those are). They are dilettantes - picking up a point of view because it is "cute".

    The intellectual whore on the other hand - has a more in depth understanding of the material and is an absolute slave to it - applying it whenever and where ever possible, regardless of its suitability.
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    As always... I'm a slut...

    ......................"LOOK! A cupcake!"
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    I guess I'm an intellectual madam then...
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jan 08, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    a couple inches?
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    one charges for what the other canĀ“t give away.

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    Jan 08, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    TX Nacster said

    "I would say that the intellectual slut ascribes to whatever ideological/philosophical view they come across that is currently in vogue without consideration for the compatibility with their own views (should they in fact know what those are). They are dilettantes - picking up a point of view because it is "cute"."

    The word dilletante has a bad odor these days, unjustifiably, because it arose as an admirable term for someone who followed an art or study as an amateur, rather than following it as a profession.

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    Jan 08, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    Government funding?!
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    Jan 08, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    antelope saidTX Nacster said

    "I would say that the intellectual slut ascribes to whatever ideological/philosophical view they come across that is currently in vogue without consideration for the compatibility with their own views (should they in fact know what those are). They are dilettantes - picking up a point of view because it is "cute"."

    The word dilletante has a bad odor these days, unjustifiably, because it arose as an admirable term for someone who followed an art or study as an amateur, rather than following it as a profession.



    Very true, it was hijacked I suppose; rather like the word conservative. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    I disagree with the dilettante estimation of sluts. I have known sluts who were FAR more gifted than their whore counterparts!

    An intellectual slut provides their intellectual service with out charge, deriving pleasure from the act of giving - Like a philanthropist!

    The whore sells all intellectual services regardless of quality to the highest bidder.

    Taking myself as an example, I am a whore to the petrochemical industry but a slut with my friends haha icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    Voltaire saidI disagree with the dilettante estimation of sluts. I have known sluts who were FAR more gifted than their whore counterparts!

    An intellectual slut provides their intellectual service with out charge, deriving pleasure from the act of giving - Like a philanthropist!

    The whore sells all intellectual services regardless of quality to the highest bidder.

    Taking myself as an example, I am a whore to the petrochemical industry but a slut with my friends haha icon_lol.gif


    Perhaps the gift lies in the giving...icon_cool.gif

    Cheers!
  • masculumpedes

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    May 26, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    The difference between a slut and a whore is a whore wants something in return, a slut does it just because he likes it. icon_twisted.gif
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    May 26, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    I love it when things get explained away in detail... icon_smile.gif
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    May 26, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    Timbales saidwhores get paid


    This!!

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    May 26, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    wow, well I guess I'm a total whore then.
  • masculumpedes

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    May 26, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    knowwunder saidI love it when things get explained away in detail... icon_smile.gif


    Wow...what a handsome young man...icon_cool.gif
  • masculumpedes

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    May 26, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    MeOhMy saidwow, well I guess I'm a total whore then.


    but.....you look so sweet and innocent.....icon_wink.gif