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Want word do you use for a clever person?

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June 04, 2009 12:08AM

In the US, we often call a clever person a fox. We also say"that person is dumb like a fox" Meaning the person pretends to be unintelligent to serve his own purpose while he is really intelligent. The word clever has a conotation that goes beyond smart or intelligent. It encompassses a person with both brains and the savvy or ability to use it in a way that is quick, witty and endearing.