Know-it-all types can get a bad rep, but they’ve got a lot going for them. They’re smart, they’re clever and no matter how annoying they can be in the classroom, they’ll get the last laugh when they impress the pants off people who actually matter. Contrary to popular belief, they’ve really got it goin’ on.
Many of us want to seem smarter than we really are, but we don’t want to go through the process of, you know, actually educating ourselves. Well, here’s the quick and easy solution: The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Becoming A Know-It-All. Check out these 10 tips that’ll make you look like a total brain without actually having you, you know, try.
Always Mention That You Don't Watch TVBe sure to mention this any chance you get. Nothing says know it all like not taking joy in the same entertaining pleasures as, well, lesser beings. You're special! You're different! You're probably bored out of your mind on Thursday nights! Own it, girl! Source: Shutterstock
Tell People That You've Read Books That You Definitely Haven't ReadWar And Peace? Read it. The Invisible Man? Knocked that out in a few hours. The Bell Jar? Pssh, been there, done that. Ulysses? Yawn. Of course, you've only read the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article about each of these books, but shh. Source: Moonrise Kingdom/Focus Features
Wear GlassesYou'll automatically look smarter. Or you'll look like an insufferable hipster sort. Either way, the more insufferable you look, the better, really. Source: Shutterstock
Get A Tattoo Of Your Favorite Literary BabeNothing says know it all like a chest tattoo of Charlotte Bronte. Source: Skins/E4
Say That Your Favorite Book Is The Oxford English DictionaryIf people roll their eyes (they will), you're on the right track. Source: Amazon.com
Blab On About Causes That You Know Nothing AboutYou know those issues that people seem to be clamoring on about? Well, get in on that without actually researching it. Just ask your less brainy friends, "Hey, did you hear about [insert thing you have no idea about here]? Oh, you haven't. Wow, you really need to educate yourself." See? You can get away with acting like you know what you're talking about. Source: Shutterstock
Say That You Speak ElvishAnd when somebody asks you to give them an example, say that you can only do it when the power of Legolas compels you. Or the power of Orlando Bloom. Whichever you prefer. Source: New Line Cinema
Complain About The Destruction Of The Written WordE-Readers are obviously, singlehandedly, destroying the joy of reading (or something). I mean, who do they think they are? I mean, it's not like we as humans have been advancing and improving the way that we can spread the beauty of words for centuries and centuries. It's not like we used to write on papyrus or anything...technology sucks, obviously. Source: Shutterstock
Only Have Sex In LibrariesI don't know. Seems cool. Source: Atonement/Focus Features
Be Hermione GrangerBecome everyone's favorite fictional know it all. Make sure your hair is gigantic, too. Remember, it's Wingardium Levi-o-sa. Not Wingardium Levi-o-sa.Source: Harry Potter/Warner Bros.
Do you have some know-it-all tendencies? Who is your favorite fictional know-it-all? Tell us in the comments!