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"I'm talking so much about books I haven't read I feel like I'm back in publishing."
"This is our first recession together."
Tags:milestone, milestones, relationship milestone, relationship milestones, recession, recessions, free entertainment, free outing, free outings, economic crash, financial crash, the finacial crash, art gallery, art galleries, public art gallery, public art galleries, public places, uncultured, skint, broke, skinflint, skinflints
"We thought a soulless, desolate community would be good for the kids."
Tags:neighborhood, neighborhoods, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, raise children, raises children, raising children, good neighborhood, good neighbourhood, community, communities, housing tract, housing tracts, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, desolate, culture, devoid of culture, uncultured, priority, priorities, parent, parents, parenting, upscale, family, families, raise a family, raising a family
"I admire your enthusiasm for—well, paint and, you know, canvas."
"For once, try not to act like a Neanderthal."
"Steve tells me that when he was in Beijing he discovered a rather good little Chinese restaurant."
Tags:story, stories, travel, travels, travelling, discover, discovered, discovery, discoveries, tourist, tourists, tourism, cuisine, national cuisine, restaurant, restaurants, uncultured, ignorant, ignorance, chinese, beijing, chinese food, chinese cuisine, national dish, boorish, food, foods, show off, showing off, advice, advising
"Like all great art, it makes me feel hopelessly inadequate."
"I'm just not in an Australian-movie mood, O.K.?"
"You're charged with the class crime of hanging fuzzy dice from the rear-view mirror of your Rolls Royce."
Tags:court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, law, laws, legal, judge, judges, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, defence, defense, client, clients, defendant, defendants, charge, charges, accused, accusation, accusations, car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, luxury car, luxury cars, fuzzy dice, fuzzy die, rear-view mirror, rear-view mirrors, decoration, decorations, class, social status, social class, class crime, low class, trashy, tacky, tasteless, low brow, uncultured
"Oh, for Pete's sake, lady! Go ahead and touch it."
Tags:art gallery, art galleries, do not touch, art museum, art museums, modern art, sculpture, sculptures, temptations, tempted, self restraint, self control, art gallery guard, art gallery guards, art museum guard, art museum guards, give up, giving up, given up, fed up, give in, giving in, modern life, uncultured, hopeless, hopelessness
"What would you recommend for someone who's wealthy?"
Tags:dining, fine dining, dining out, eating out, waiter, waiters, waiting staff, menu, menu, restaurant menus, wealth, wealthy, privilege, privileged, entitled, entitlement, ignorant, uncultured, uninformed, rich people, rich men, patron, patrons, customer, customers, pompous, pomposity, imperious, self-important, self-importance, excessive wealth, expensive restaurants
"Be careful what you say. She's never been to Europe."
Tags:child, children, childhood, kid, kids, play, playing, playground, playgrounds, school, schoolyard, schoolyards, recess, playtime, schoolgirl, schoolgirls, bully, bullies, culture, cultures, uncultured, travel, experience, experiences, judgement, judgemental, pretentious, snob, snobs, snobby, stuck up
"If you order that, you will impress me."
Tags:restaurant, eating out, dining out, waiter, waiters, waitstaff, waiting staff, recommendation, recommendations, chefs special, chefs specials, chef's special, chef's special, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants, expensive restaurant, expensive restaurants, overwhelmed, overwhelming, fine dining, expensive food, foodie, foodies, uncultured
"Instead of 'It sucks' you should say, 'It doesn't speak to me.'"
Tags:artist, artists, art gallery, art galleries, art museum, art museums, culture, cultured, uncultured, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, art appreciation, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, manners, bad manners, good manners, impolite, unimpressed, unimpressive, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness
"Nice tower. Shame about the scaffolding."
"We just want a vacation --- we don't want to learn anything."
Tags:travel, travel agent, travel agents, travelling, holiday, holidays, holidaying, book, books, booking, vacation, vacations, educate, educates, educating, enrich, enriching, absorb, absorbs, embrace, embraces, naive, naivety, lazy, uncultured, culture, cultures, relax, relaxing, relaxation, learn, learns, learning
"I love the ephemeral nature of live theatre. Once a performance is over, you can never see it again."
Tags:theatre, the theatre, live performance, life performances, theatre goer, theatre goers, bored, boredom, boring, uncultured, relief, reliefs, insult, insults, insulted, oblivious, obliviousness, ephemeral, ephemerality, bad performance, bad performances, show, shows, theatre performance, theatre performances
"You should put this on a t-shirt and sell it."
"Oh, look. Tonight, the role of Doctor Lessac, normally played by some guy I never heard of, is being played by some other guy I never heard of."
Tags:theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, play, plays, opera, operas, performance, performances, actor, actors, actress, actresses, drama, audience, replacement, replacements, understudy, understudies, fill-in, fill-ins, playbill, playbills, program, programs, programme, programmes, entertainment, role, roles, uncultured, unknown
"Well, the tickets sure as hell weren't minimal."
Tags:theater, theaters, theatres, theater performance, theater performance, theatre performance, theatre performances, minimal, minimalism, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, expensive, expensive ticket, expensive tickets, rip off, rip-off, rip offs, rip-offs, overpriced, overpricing, waste of money, uneducated, uniformed, uncultured, modern art, performance art
"With the pretzels I recommend a hearty burgundy, with the goldfish a blanc de blancs."
'Warning! The following program may confuse you because it does not contain primitiveness!'
A fool & his Monet.
'This is the 1927 Georges de Latour you bought us for our anniversary, son. Mom spruced it up nicely with orange soda and melon balls.'