It’s true, I’m not.
No matter how much I might sound like I think I am, most of what I share here is from my own informal research. Of course working in an English-language school helps, as does my own interest in language, but I could never claim to be an expert in any kind of official sense. Though, if you look at where the word comes from, then maybe I am…
It comes via Old French from the Latin experitus (tried, proven, known by experience), with the ex- suffix, as we now all know, meaning from or out of, and peritus meaning experienced or tested.
Ah, now that sounds a little more like me! Most of what I write is based on my life experiences. I might see or hear a word, and start thinking about it, and within about 24 hours you’ll probably have to read it.
OK, I’m not officially an expert. An interested amateur, perhaps, but at least now I feel a little more justified in thinking that sometimes I might know what I’m talking about!