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    This has me wondering for a while now. I saw Howard Stern's 'trophy wife Beth Ostrosky ' being interviewed the the day. I think she is/was a model.

    She's written a book on dog care, called (cute title!) Oh My Dog!

    It's co-authored of course.

    But still; what makes her an expert? How many dogs has she trained or dealt with? And why would I want to buy a book by someone who doesn't really seem to have much expertise in anything - and who's just married to a big name?

    And it's not just her...everytime I turn on the TV I see all these very young 'experts' in their field. They're not old enough to be experts in my opinion.

    I don't get it!
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    Definitely along with experience in the field, an expert should have some form of education on the subject.

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
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    It would be nice if they had some official training, and if not, years and years of experience (while educating yourself) is fine...but I don't think Howard Stern's wife qualifies...

    ...and as far as all the others go? No idea...

    Are there no older people out there willing to let their name stand? Or are older people just not marketable? Frankly, I have more confidence in older people that 20-somethings (as experts).

    Doesn't mean you can't be an expert when you're young...I have a met a couple of those too...but they're few and far between.
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    Any more popularity and saddly looks ( in a lot of cases) makes an 'expert'. To me age does not play a part in it. It is what you know. Anyone can write a book, anyone can make a website. I am very cautious about the info I get from either.
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    In this case I'd like to submit my grandfather's explanation of what an expert is:

    X is an unknown quantity
    pert is a drop of water


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne
    In this case I'd like to submit my grandfather's explanation of what an expert is:

    X is an unknown quantity
    pert is a drop of water


    SO it takes an unknown amount of sweat to be an expert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    It would be nice if they had some official training, and if not, years and years of experience (while educating yourself) is fine...but I don't think Howard Stern's wife qualifies...

    ...and as far as all the others go? No idea...

    Are there no older people out there willing to let their name stand? Or are older people just not marketable? Frankly, I have more confidence in older people that 20-somethings (as experts).

    Doesn't mean you can't be an expert when you're young...I have a met a couple of those too...but they're few and far between.

    There was a comedian on Comedy Central who during a stand up routine said "the only thing the 20 somethings do better than us 50 somethings is look better so when one of them opens their mouth I say 'shut the [expletive] up and strike a pose'"
    "In order to punish me for my contempt of authority the authorities have made me an authority myself" - Albert Einstein.

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw/oscar
    There was a comedian on Comedy Central who during a stand up routine said "the only thing the 20 somethings do better than us 50 somethings is look better so when one of them opens their mouth I say 'shut the [expletive] up and strike a pose'"
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    This is a funny thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    This has me wondering for a while now. I saw Howard Stern's 'trophy wife Beth Ostrosky ' being interviewed the the day. I think she is/was a model.

    She's written a book on dog care, called (cute title!) Oh My Dog!

    It's co-authored of course.

    But still; what makes her an expert? How many dogs has she trained or dealt with? And why would I want to buy a book by someone who doesn't really seem to have much expertise in anything - and who's just married to a big name?

    And it's not just her...everytime I turn on the TV I see all these very young 'experts' in their field. They're not old enough to be experts in my opinion.

    I don't get it!
    I Know what you mean. Unfortunately I think a lot of our disappointment in these people is self inflicted. We put too much stock in the abilities of others instead of asking questions and doing our own research. According to "theFreeDictionary" The definition of expert is:
    expert (ksprt)
    n.
    1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
    2.
    a. The highest grade that can be achieved in marksmanship.
    b. A person who has achieved this grade.
    adj. (ksprt, k-sprt)
    Having, involving, or demonstrating great skill, dexterity, or knowledge as the result of experience or training. See Synonyms at proficient.

    So when I hear someone say expert in my mind I'm just thinking "oh ok well this guy is familiar with the material"...lol.
    Oh my goodness don't get me started on celebrity experts or authors either...lol. It is so amazing we give these people the power to dictate our health, political, religious, and ethical decisions yet the only credential they have provided us with is the ability to capture our attention...rotfl

    I totally understand where you are coming from Rue.
    I't baffles me as well...lol.
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