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In English a specialized idiot or idiot-savant? Suffers from tunnel vision?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 10th, 2011 at 05:23:38 PM EST
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Yes. That is the word.
by IM on Sun Apr 10th, 2011 at 05:47:11 PM EST
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Narrow-gauge specialist?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 05:55:16 AM EST
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That... would be a railfan :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 08:10:51 AM EST
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... I'm a standard gauge specialist ...

OTOH maybe I'm not a true railfan.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Apr 13th, 2011 at 02:16:33 PM EST
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I meant, a narrow-gauge specialist is one special sub-type of railfans :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Apr 13th, 2011 at 05:28:46 PM EST
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... someone who sees a reaction to someone being described as a narrow-gauge specialist as being a railfan, and whose first reaction is to think of the pro's and con's of having rails 2ft apart ...

... risks being a narrow gauge specialist in the broader sense, even if he comes down in favor of 4ft 8.5in.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Apr 13th, 2011 at 06:59:02 PM EST
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