Smarts is a slang term for the knowledge
and intellegence every
person needs to get along
in life. It is are divided into two equally important catagories: Street Smarts and Book
Street Smarts are based mostly on common sense and include
things such as the ability to interact well in social
situations, argue a point in order to get your way, or even lie your ass off if necessary and not get caught while still being
able to recognize
when someone else is lying.
Smarts are more about
and experience that
are developed in school as a kid as well as throughout life. Much of the knowledge that
smarts comes from reading (hence the name), but a large amount of it also comes from simple observation of everyday situations.
Jimmy used his street smarts to talk
a cop out of giving him a speeding
used his book smarts to impress the neighbors by quoting Shakespeare.