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"Retirement suits him. He can be distracted for half a day by two minutes worth of mail."
"I'm sorry, Senator, it's some more of those crackpot conservationists."
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Sociologists on Strike! Nation in Peril!!
"Cheer up, Jimbo -- It's only a matter of time before one of those big executive searches going on out there stumbles across you."
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"Can you please stop arguing in your TED Talk voice."
"You call that 'bling'?"
"When did we go from being edgy to being cranky?"
"To me, the Hudson is much more than a river - it's a moat."
Tags:hudson, hudson river, new york, new jersey, divide, divides, rival, rivals, rivalry, rivalries, condescend, condescends, condescending, moat, moats, keep out, keeps out, keeping out, gated community, manhattan, manhattanite, manhattanites, river, rivers, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, new yorker, new yorkers, snob, snobs, snobby, class difference, divide, divides, division, divisions, classist, classism
"Why do you always have to be so paternalistic?"
Tags:paternalist, paternalists, paternalistic, paternalism, father, fathers, parent, parents, parenting, dad, dads, paternity, son, sons, condescend, condescends, condescending, condescension, child, children, authority, parental authority, rebellion, rebellions, rebellious phase, rebellious phases, accusation, accusations, accusing, accusatory, defy, defies, defiance, defiant, child, offspring, challenge, challenges, challenging
"Big day, Haskins. The training wheels come off.",
"What part of Noh don't you understand?"
Tags:noh, theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, musical drama, musical dramas, drama, dramas, classical japanese musical drama, classical japanese theatre, classical japanese theater, japan, japanese culture, patronising, patronizing, patronise, patronize, condescend, condescending, condescension, bad date, bad dates, dating
"Do you mind if I use yet another sports analogy?"
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"Why, Mr. Spears, how cute you look!"
"You've got your scales on backward."
"You might try avuncular."
"Do wine writers suffer and all that?"
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"Is that all you can contribute to any conversation- 'Oh, come off it?"
Tags:conversation, conversations, mansplaining, cocktail party, cocktail parties, boring conversation, boring conversations, condescend, condescending, belittle, belittles, gender issues, self important, self importance, self-important, self-importance, ignorant, ignorance, socialising, socializing, uninformed, frustration, frustrations, lazy, laziness, incredulity, current affairs, opinion, opinions
"Let's have a heart-to-heart talk—one huge, powerful grownup to one tiny, nothing kid."
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"How did you become interested in nature?"
"When we were young we didn't have those fancy toys. We had to develop our imaginations."
"Every time he's right, he does that."
"To be honest - I'm not sure that accounting can be taught."
Tags:accounting, accountant, accountants, skill, skills, talent, talents, talented, self-absorbed, ego, egotist, egotistical, egotists, teach, teaches, teaching, teacher, teachers, passion, passions, passion project, passion projects, condescend, condescends, condescending, sexist, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists
"I love the middle class, with their values and everything."
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'Do you want me to let you know when they come out with eBooks you can color?'
"It's your tip to lose."
Tags:waiter, waiters, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants, restaurant, restaurants, tip, tips, tipping, bad tipper, bad tippers, refusing to tip, difficult customer, difficult customers, bad customer, bad customers, worst customer, worst customers, condescending customer, condescending customers, condescending