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…
- I looked up elitist and got elitism –
- Main Entry:
- \ā-ˈlē-ˌti-zəm, i-, ē-\
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
Seems that you can find various definitions of elite, elitism, elitist in random places around the net.
Here’s more from Websters –
- \ā-ˈlēt, i-, ē-\
- French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere
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
- \ik-ˈskyüz, imperatively often ˈskyüz\
- transitive verb
- Inflected Form(s):
- ex·cused; ex·cus·ing
- Middle English, from Anglo-French escuser, excuser, from Latin excusare, from ex- + causa cause, explanation
- 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 \ik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\ adjective
— ex·cus·able·ness noun
— ex·cus·ably \-blē\ adverb
— ex·cus·er noun
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>
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>
implies that one remits a penalty due for an admitted or established offense <pardon a criminal>
implies that one gives up all claim to requital and to resentment or vengeful feelings <could not forgive their rudeness>
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.
- origin unknown
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
Another blog on the horizon (with more excuses and/or reasons for having a bad day… so George and others, be prepared.