So what exactly is meant by IVORY TOWER?

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By Jeank (Jeank) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit

hmmm??? i really dont know what ppl mean whenthey say that...

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 12:25 am: Edit

It usually refers to a university or some celebrity or some high up comfortable isolated place where they think they know what is best for those who live in the real non-ivory world.

By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit

free and deep thought really comes from dead elephants, so when lots of thinkers study together, they build a tower from the elepahnts tusks because it is convenient. realist thinkers dont do this because they no that steel is stronger.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit

it refers to anything that is pampered and often associated with high class...when someone needs to comedown from the ivory tower they need to join the real world away from thier aristocratic and immaculate lifestyle.

By Sc_Dad (Sc_Dad) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:04 pm: Edit

"A place or attitude of retreat, especially preoccupation with lofty, remote, or intellectual considerations rather than practical everyday life."

Generally means a person or idea that is out of touch with reality or lacks practicality

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:21 pm: Edit

ya, like many professors or actors.

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