Dear Balajee Thats a magnanimous thing to say ! Thank you ! It was not really so serious. In my growing up years, "summa iru, unakkonnum theriyathu " was avery common comment heard in many households. It was not so much a review of the other person's mental faculties as merely a battle cry of male dominance. None in my family has ever made it seem like Knowing Nothing is some shameful cross to bear. It was just another goodnatured comment that really meant nothing ! I have never suffered from inferioritycomplex or loss of selfworth because of that constantly heard phrase !