Having children has taught me to watch what I say. Pea started calling people "EEE-diot" after hearing me rail against some doofus driving like, well, an idiot. EEE-diot has thus made it into our family lexicon.
EEE-diot is an apt description of the hero of By the Open Sea. I couldn't stand this guy. He was arrogant, overly impressed with his intelligence, and continuously put down everyone around him to make himself look better. I can't say I was disappointed that the community eventually pretty much threw him out at the end. I'm glad this book was short, because I was certainly fed up with Mr. Borg by the end of it!