Somehow… I’ve become the Elite. Hmmm….

O.K., I seem to have a new fan, or maybe not so much of a fan. Could be he’s a stalker. I’m not sure. Anyway, his name is George. George didn’t seem to appreciate my commentary on the Garda race and/or my excuses/reasons for having a bad day. If he doesn’t like what write, I suppose that he could quit reading my page. However, he seems to like to keep track of me. Maybe that’s where my stalker thought came from.

So… for George directly from Websters online dictionary…

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I looked up elitist and got elitism
Main Entry:
elit·ism
Pronunciation:
\ā-ˈlē-ˌti-zəm, i-, ē-\
Function:
noun
Date:
1947
1: leadership or rule by an elite
2: the selectivity of the elite; especially : snobbery <elitism in choosing new members>
3: consciousness of being or belonging to an elite
elit·ist \-ˈlē-tist\ noun or adjective
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Seems that you can find various definitions of elite, elitism, elitist in random places around the net.
Here’s more from Websters –

elite

3 entries found.

elite elite[1] corps d’elite

Main Entry:

elite
Pronunciation:
\ā-ˈlēt, i-, ē-\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere
Date:
1823
1 asingular or plural in construction : the choice part : cream <the elite of the entertainment world> bsingular or plural in construction : the best of a class <superachievers who dominate the computer elite — Marilyn Chase> csingular or plural in construction : the socially superior part of society <how the elite live — A P World> <how the French-speaking elite…was changing — Economist> d: a group of persons who by virtue of position or education exercise much power or influence <members of the ruling elite> <the intellectual elites of the country> e: a member of such an elite —usually used in plural <the elites …, pursuing their studies in Europe — Robert Wernick>
2: a typewriter type providing 12 characters to the linear inch
elite adjective

excuses

2 entries found.

Main Entry:

1ex·cuse Listen to the pronunciation of 1excuse
Pronunciation:
\ik-ˈskyüz, imperatively often ˈskyüz\
Function:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
ex·cused; ex·cus·ing
Etymology:
Middle English, from Anglo-French escuser, excuser, from Latin excusare, from ex- + causa cause, explanation
Date:
13th century
1 a: to make apology for b: to try to remove blame from2: to forgive entirely or disregard as of trivial import : regard as excusable <graciously excused his tardiness>3 a: to grant exemption or release to <was excused from jury duty> b: to allow to leave <excused the class>4: to serve as excuse for : justify <nothing can excuse such neglect>
ex·cus·able Listen to the pronunciation of excusable \ik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\ adjective
ex·cus·able·ness noun
ex·cus·ably Listen to the pronunciation of excusably \-blē\ adverb
ex·cus·er noun
synonyms excuse, condone, pardon, forgive mean to exact neither punishment nor redress. excuse may refer to specific acts especially in social or conventional situations or the person responsible for these <excuse an interruption> <excused them for interrupting>. Often the term implies extenuating circumstances <injustice excuses strong responses>. condone implies that one overlooks without censure behavior (as dishonesty or violence) that involves a serious breach of a moral, ethical, or legal code, and the term may refer to the behavior or to the agent responsible for it <a society that condones alcohol but not narcotics>. pardon implies that one remits a penalty due for an admitted or established offense <pardon a criminal>. forgive implies that one gives up all claim to requital and to resentment or vengeful feelings <could not forgive their rudeness>.

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So.. following the logic of the ELITE I suppose that I need to either be best in class (I’m not.. very often outside of sarcasm), able to exercise power (only through this and a few other outlets), and possibly within the walls of our apartment….only when I’m alone.
Anyway…. I’d rather be called a snob as I have not so much money, power, etc. What I do have is expensive taste and a very stubborn streak. I like what I like and don’t really care so much about the other things. A few of the things that I can be SNOBBISH about….. bikes, coffee, beer and food.
So… George, if you’re going to call me names, please apply the following to me.

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snob

Main Entry:

snob
Pronunciation:
\ˈsnäb\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
origin unknown
Date:
1781
1British : cobbler 2: one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors 3 a: one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferior b: one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or tastes
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Another blog on the horizon (with more excuses and/or reasons for having a bad day… so George and others, be prepared.
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Published by: wunnspeed

What does one say here. Hmmm. First, I'm a "trailing spouse". Kera, my wife, works hard and keeps us afloat. I work... not nearly as hard and contribute enough to let us have fun. Oh, I also make bags for bikepacking under the name of SpoK Werks http://www.spokwerks.com I'm an English Teacher (English as a Second Language) here in Germany. It's an amazingly rewarding thing to do. I'd never have believed it until I'd tried it. I also make bikepacking bags under the name SpoK Bags. Just search for us in Flickr. We're adventure nuts (i.e. cycling, travel, life, friends, etc.). We attempt to live each day as fully as we can manage.

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4 thoughts on “Somehow… I’ve become the Elite. Hmmm….”

  1. You shold paste his website here as well. Then we can all gang up on him and call him petty names and it will be just like High School. Except this time I’ll be getting laid once in a while.

    I like that idea.

    And yes, you can be a bit of a snot, especially when the pants are tightly worn by your better-smelling half. (How was your thirst for a Ti-bike finally if only temporarily quenched…?)

    And yeah, I have nothing to bitch about since I haven’t updated my site in something like a month.

  2. aw, you can’t get upset by what folk say on blogs, if we all listened to internerds then we’d probably all have 6 inch huck rigs and brakeless fixies. Which admittedly a lot of us do. I had a point I think.

    Ok george, may I call you george? Ah well that’s the rub, on here you can’t tell me not to. Anyway, bikes are good. Opinions are just that, if you don’t like 29ers, single speeds, ti loveliness etc etc then why the hell read a blog by someone who does? Sure you do well in big races, kudos but if good racers wrote good blogs we’d all be someplace else. Draw up a chair and enjoy the mullings, otherwise erase this link from your favourites and replace it with something more to your liking.

    [rant over]

  3. An individual that is intolerant of others and his name is George.

    He uses technology to track the comments of others and records what they say.

    He resorts to name calling when others disagree with him.

    This George guy rides mountain bikes too.

    Is that you Dubya?

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