One year at the Financial Blogger Conference my presentation included something I consider an absolute no-no: using a dictionary definition of the topic as the lede.*
Afterward a couple of people privately (and sheepishly) admitted that yeah, they sometimes did that.
Okay, I said. Just don’t do it again.
That sort of thing was fine in the fourth grade, when you wanted your teacher to know that you really, truly understood the topic at hand. But we’ve long since left elementary school.