18th October 2014
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
What is Quack-Quackery?
What is a quack? What is a quack quack? What is a quack quack quack? And why do we need to beware them?
Is a quack someone who sells ‘false medicine’. Not just that. Merriam-Webster defines a quack as “one who makes false claims of identity or expertise” – not just medicines. They are claiming to have expertise they do not have.
Does a quack know they are a quack? Do they really think they have the required expertise, or are they simply lying, perhaps to sell a dubious product, and moving quickly to the new customer? It doesn’t matter. Both the idiot and the liar fit the definition of a quack.
The Quack Quack
A quack quack is someone who claims to see a quack, but is actually “making false claims of identity or expertise” themselves.