Posted by R. Berg on April 13, 2005

In Reply to: Ignoramus posted by Bruce Kahl on April 13, 2005

: : "An ignoramous and his lucre are readily disjoined". What does that mean please?

: It is a play on words and means--"A fool and his money are easily ( seperated ) parted".

: A "fool" is a person who is always joking and doing stupid things.

: And if a fool does not look after his money and watch it then someone may take it while the fool is joking around.

Information for those who aren't native English speakers: "A fool and his money are soon parted" is an old proverb. I always understood it to mean that a person without common sense is easily cheated.