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#1
Often it seems to
be applied
to high falutin ideas
and
concepts and
a kind of anti-elitism,
or a 'taking
oneself too seriously'
asthetic.

It's said about music and
applied to hipsters,
but what
do you think a
'pretentious' song is
or what makes a pretentious
person?
Last edited by Zoot Allures at Dec 15, 2011,
#2
Guys with acoustic guitar who call themself something that sounds like it should be a metal band.
Destructively Yours! comes to mind.
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#3
I think
Due is very
pretentious.
That is
all.
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#5
Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.
#6
P4k and /mu/tants for the most part.

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#7
Lady Gaga fans. I hate them so much. They think whatever Lady Gaga touches is suddenly amazing. They think putting a star on their own face is art. They think Lady Gaga is a demigod and normally I wouldn't care what other people listen to these people shove her stuff down my throat.
#9
anyone that calls themselves an intellectual. It may be true but i don't think its possible to say it out loud without coming across as the most pretentious twat.
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#11
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I think
Due is very
pretentious.
That is
all.



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anyone that calls themselves an intellectual. It may be true but i don't think its possible to say it out loud without coming across as the most pretentious twat.

If it's true, they're (by definition) not pretentious.
Last edited by due 07 at Dec 15, 2011,
#12
I get very annoyed by local bands who act like they are some huuuuuge deal. You know, those bands who take themselves way to seriously, write long self-fellating bios, and otherwise carry themselves with a nose-in-the-air, "I'm a rock star" attitude.
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#13
Pitchfork as well.
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#15
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Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

This, only add knowledge as well because that's a big one.

Commonest example I know is people making vast pronouncements on "human nature," no, not the nature of some people, but the immutable nature of every person in existence, that they tend to have pulled straight out of their ass to back up some other point they're attempting to make.
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#16
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This, only add knowledge as well because that's a big one.

Commonest example I know is people making vast pronouncements on "human nature," no, not the nature of some people, but the immutable nature of every person in existence, that they tend to have pulled straight out of their ass to back up some other point they're attempting to make.

I think it's probably included in the "etc.".

Are you referencing a certain poster from earlier? I agree, though. It's a moronic thing to say.
#17
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Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

this. It's cool if they actually have the knowledge they're flaunting (though still annoying if they're doing it unnecessarily)
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#18
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I think it's probably included in the "etc.".

Are you referencing a certain poster from earlier? I agree, though. It's a moronic thing to say.

I'm not referencing anybody in particular, because I've seen it come up very often, all over the place.

Emma Goldman even references it in an essay she wrote in 1907.
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#21
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#22
Not realizing that different people have different tastes and there's not a singular "right thing" to like.
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#26
OP sounds like he thought he was posting in S&L :P

Pretentious is deriving superiority from ones own tastes, or trying to act superior by faking it. Using big (contextually) words with only a vague understanding of the meaning. Such as antiquated, beguiling, rhetoric or hubristic (They're all such wankery words)

Like "Scorsese was an esoteric genius"
"Oh yeah, I liked Shutter Island"
"You poor soul you"
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#30
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As in Kumanji should go jump off a cliff?

Nah man, "the jumps" is hip lingo for "cool," or "sick as fuck." Doesn't surprise me it hasn't spread to Canada yet, but you guys should get it at least by spring. Hey, you've got a head start -- tell your friends!
#31
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Nah man, "the jumps" is hip lingo for "cool," or "sick as fuck." Doesn't surprise me it hasn't spread to Canada yet, but you guys should get it at least by spring. Hey, you've got a head start -- tell your friends!

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#32
Dream Theater. Not to take anything away from them as musicians, they're fantastic at what they do. But their music bores me, because I always get the sense that they are more focused on their skills than the songs. I liked the one quote by Alexi Laiho: "It's not even music, it's sports." He wasn't being serious and later clarified that he believes Petrucci is a much better player than him, but he did kind of have a point, to me.
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#33
Pretentious is a word that idiots use to discredit a differing, if not conflicting, opinion. I've honestly seen very little true pretentiousness, and an overwhelming amount of inability to communicate.

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#35
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Pretentious is a word that idiots use to discredit a differing, if not conflicting, opinion. I've honestly seen very little true pretentiousness, and an overwhelming amount of inability to communicate.

People call you pretentious a lot, but I don't see it.
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#36
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Pretentious is a word that idiots use to discredit a differing, if not conflicting, opinion. I've honestly seen very little true pretentiousness, and an overwhelming amount of inability to communicate.
I think it's way more common on the internet than IRL.

Everyone on the internet wants to be an intellectual.

Edit: Come to think of it, I remember you calling Frank Zappa pretentious on here...Can't say I blame you, though.
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#37
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anyone that calls themselves an intellectual. It may be true but i don't think its possible to say it out loud without coming across as the most pretentious twat.


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#38
Someone who pronounces the word "encyclopedia" as "encyclo-PAY-dia."
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