Morosophy  

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Morosophy (the wisdom of fools) is a portmanteau of Greek μωρός (moron, dull) and σοφία (sophia, wisdom).

An early use is noted in Erasmus's The Praise of Folly:

"we'll even call them morosophous, wise fools"

It is also the title of La Morosophie (1553), a work by French writer Guillaume de La Perrière.

A contemporary equivalent word is 'phoolosophy'.

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