Courtesy of Herman ze German. Spotted in central London
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Spotted in an Italian cafe in central London
Is there a term in your language to describe a phenomenon in which successful people are resented and criticised because their talent and achievements elevate them above others? PS Count Smorltalk tells me tall poppy syndrome is a bit like the Scandinavian Jantelov.
As spotted in an Esselunga store in Florence.
Waste collection can be done with linguistic flair, too.
Loss Prevention: my private euphemism of the year. As spotted in a TK Maxx.
I’ve just read in the Guardian that Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured) and Chris Martin have split up. If you don’t know who Gwyneth Paltrow is, where have you been in the last 15 years? If you don’t know who the hell Chris Martin is… does Coldplay ring a bell? Except they didn’t split up. They ”consciously...
“This unhealthy genius-lust drives people to say things like, ‘My nine year old is reading Flaubert’ before adding, ‘in translation, unfortunately’ thus turning their ghastly boast into an even more ghastly humblebrag.” — I’ve just read in an article about how some parents want their child to be a...