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Tidbitting is a term that refers to the action of injecting a tidbit of relevant information into a conversation for the purpose of giving the appearance that s/he is well versed in the subject matter when in reality s/he is not.

To successfully tidbit (verb) the tidbitter should not inject anything more than necessary in to the conversation in order to not reveal his/her actual lack of knowledge.
Ray: Canvas is an Online Learning Management System the values form over function. Blackboard is not as pretty but is much more configurable.

Dave: "Yes, I’ve observed the limitations of Canvas also. It seems to be designed for instructors with a low technical skill level."

Janet (Tidbitting): "Have you checked out blah blah blah (some tidbit) in the latest release?"

Ray: "Wow, Janet! You are really up on this stuff aren't you?"

Janet, gloating: "Well, I've been working with it quite a bit in various beta tests and have assisted in the design as well." Hey, I need to run along now but we'll talk later." (So as to avoid any questioning that may reveal her actual lack of knowledge.
by MostlyLikeItIs September 26, 2013
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