From time to time Gert’s acquaintances say of a book (including Gert’s own books), with an expression ranging from faint distaste to downright ire, Of course, it’s very clever.
Always a bloodhound for linguistic enquiry, Gert has gathered up some sayings containing the word clever and sent them whizzing round the Bertrand Wittgenstein Collider in the hope of uncovering the structure of the word through high-energy collisions. Here is the input to date:
as clever as a cartload of monkeys
too clever by half
be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever
Can you help with this enquiry by providing more clever sayings? Answers on a small piece of paper to the Comments section below.