Male Answer Syndrome - All men have this to varying degrees. Some will talk about what the government out to do to get out of debt with some big words, and other stuff which only sounds smart. When in reality, this said guy can't even balance his own check book. Most men feel the need (and act on it) to sound smart (and are often covincing, espcially to women who usually "respect what a man says" or they just play dumb and let him yap sounding mystied the whole time).
MAS afflicted male1: Yah see, torque is the square tangent of the physics of when the tire pressure is uh... galvenized.
Listener1: Ohhh. Wow.
Listener2: (thinks: w/e, this guy is such an idiot).
Acronym. Stands for Male Answer Syndrome. (Pronounced - MASS) Used to describe a male know-it-all who doesn't really know-it-all. Not necessarily a complete idiot, but someone who tends to dish out inaccurate information on a regular basis - but with complete confidence and a touch of arrogance. Usually provides this information without invitation or provocation. A Cliff Clavin if you will.
Sandy and I were discussing the new guidelines, and John -in typical MAS fashion, chimed-in with his unsolicited anecdotes.