I have to share this. Just have to even though I'm sure 99% of us have heard it before. Just received it from a friend. I wonder if she is talking about me.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
I had not heard this. It sounds good until you stop and think. But actually, how many people do you think seem bright, if you have yet to hear them speak?
A more common phenomenon is the speaker who seems to be profound and insightful, until you re-read his words in written form, whereupon you realise they are empty of meaning. Tony Blair was a master of that technique. I think he may have learnt it from Bill Clinton.....