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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 04:11 PM
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61. Put down the educated by use of the word "elite"...
I sort of think about it like that saying that most people think of themselves in the top income bracket and don't want to have the taxes messed with.

Most people think they are pretty smart overall, and the use of the word "elite" is geared to give the impression that this nonexistent "group" is going to think they are more important.

Yes, it is a good example of anti-intellectualism.

Here's another...senior year a guy came up to me and said he thought I was very pretty and nice and that he thought about asking me to the prom. But he said I was too smart. Funny thing about that...he went on to get a masters' degree. I reminded him of that statement once a few years ago...he doesn't believe he said it.

It's been working for years.
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