Fachidiot: There’s a Name For It

By Laurel Sutton

May 29, 2009

We love language, and this series features words from various languages around the world that capture universal, but complicated, human emotions or situations. It’s fun and (gasp!) educational, too!

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Today’s lesson, which could be either a bug or a feature:

Fachidiot (German, FAHCH-ee-dee-oat, noun) — Excessively narrow-minded technical expert.

Source: They Have a Word for It, by Howard Rheingold.

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