Hot damn but that's a high-falutin' definition with plenty purty words an' all, but what in tarnation does it mean?
Surely common sense tells you that writing a simple ever'day definition is much better fer folks to git their minds around? 184.108.40.206 04:11, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
independent of specialized knowledge
There's one distinction missing from the current definition (#2, that is). Let me take Dictionary.com's take as an illustration:
- sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence
Note the stronger emphasis on non-specialized knowledge. "basic intelligence" and "plain understanding" does imply this, but not explicitly so. I suggest we edit the entry to more directly specify that common sense specifically excludes higher learning and specialization, since it's sometimes used as a counterpoint to those. CapnZapp (talk) 15:24, 22 July 2017 (UTC)