If we recall our modus ponens, while there are smart people who have letters after their name, having letters after your name doesn't necessarily make you smart. In fact, there's lots of smart people who have nothing at all after their name save the occasional punctuation. Our point? Your true worth is not what you're called. Or what you own, or the car you drive, or the success rate of your local gang of beefy strangers who play with balls. Or what your ancestors, family, or countrymen may or may not have done. Your true worth is what you accomplish. This is codified in the academic's CV, short for curriculum vitae or what the civilized world calls a "resume" (Zazzle HTML is resisting our efforts to include the appropriate hyperdoodles here). Academics opted for the latin moniker so as not to confuse the trisyllabic French root with the bisyllabic homonym you get when the hyperdoodles are absent (yes, we realize the term "homonym" is incorrect in this context; oddly enough, folks who point this out are at peace with our use of the term "hyperdoodles"). Or maybe it's just another irrational academic tradition favoring Latin above all else, because what do Cauchy, Lagrange, Legendre, Laviossier, and Laplace possibly know about accomplishment?
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