Ah, this is fake then. Too many britishisms for the writer to be from Maine.

Def. He said she’s the “cleverest” girl in class, no one American uses “clever” like that. We’d say, she’s the smartest girl in class.

Unless you're a big Jurassic park fan.


I mean we do still say clever here, just not as a synonym for smart. It’s more like, unusually smart, with a mischievous twist (like the raptors).