Insufferable know-it-all: "Edison didn't invent the lightbulb, he just improved it".
Even more insufferable know-it-all: "Virtually every invention is a mere improvement on previous models. Edison was, more than any other person, responsible for the adoption of electric light. Therefore, if we have to give credit to anyone for inventing the lightbulb, it should be him."
Marge:All right already! Everyone knows the man accomplished a lot. Maybe because he didn't spend every waking moment talking about Thomas Edison.
Homer: Oh, that's where you're wrong, Marge. He was a shameless self-promoter.
Omega-level Insufferable know-it-all: notices and points out the above some years later.
...and may also point out the fact that the "normal" people dislike all classes following them because of their own insecurities that emerge whenever they sense another person might think they are smarter than them.
Well, why doesn't it exist yet?
Okay, it gets weird right there.
There is a difference between saying "the lightbulb" and "a lightbulb" and it is relatively fair to say that Edison invented "the lightbulb" after many others invented "a lightbulb"
The first artificial light was actually invented by Humphrey Davy in 1802, but his bulb was not practical and too expensive to mass produce.
What Edison did is invent a lightbulb that could be mass produced, making it *the* first, viable lightbulb for use by the masses.
"The lightbulb" as we know it, was invented by Edison.
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