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Somebody called me by Admiral Maxwell Forrest - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:07:29 EST ID:9puOyupC No.4745590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I struggle with the term. Maybe I jump into conversations too brashly, I just want to contribute.
Subcommander Velal - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:09:51 EST ID:wIOkJIZz No.4745594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
probably because you're a fucking douche nb
Richard Leblanc - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:10:09 EST ID:ndV4CXbU No.4745595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
considering how you made this thread, they were probably right
Simon Clubberwill - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:11:40 EST ID:YbWvR5Gu No.4745598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it just means you're better than them, nothing to worry about
D'Lo Brown - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:12:42 EST ID:E8OGEM1p No.4745599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
so what? just own it. pretentious isn't the worst thing in the world to be.
Admiral Maxwell Forrest - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:12:57 EST ID:9puOyupC No.4745600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Maybe but this word can be thrown at anyone and it would stick. The question is how to tell.
Soki - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:18:15 EST ID:9vkhWhOP No.4745720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You probably emphasize style over substance. Anyone who uses big obscure words in conversation that have commonly known synonyms is a pretentious twat just trying to create the illusion of intellectual superiority. That shit is for when you're trying to be poetic, not when you're trying to communicate.
Johnny C. - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:20:19 EST ID:xIvA5Qzu No.4745721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They seen you talk the talk but haven't seen you walk the walk.
Hiroyuki Sakai - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:25:37 EST ID:Odsgg5f8 No.4745723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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To be fair a lot of people use that word as a shorthand for "you speak like you're better educated than I am, and I am very insecure about that so I am mad now".

But in all likelihood you probably deserved it, because internet.
Swimmer♀ Shit - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:38:10 EST ID:ydB/s8cO No.4745725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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90% of the time, people who use the word pretentious are pretentious themselves. A lot of stupid people think 'pretentious' is shorthand for 'too intellectual for my liking'. So they'll just call someone else pretentious if what they're talking about is a little bit too highbrow for them and it makes them feel stupid. Stupid people are usually too stupid to actually realise they're stupid, so it's only when they're in a conversation where they're talking about a deep or complex topic that their own stupidity finally starts to become apparent to them. Naturally it pisses them off because nobody likes feeling stupid, so they try to both attack you for making them feel that way and "prove" their intelligence at the same time by ineptly throwing out an insult that they don't understand just because it sounds like the kind of thing an intellectual would use to smear someone. The irony of course, and they're too stupid to realise it, is that using big fancy words you don't actually understand is one of the most pretentious things you can do. You're literally pretending to have a greater degree of knowledge and understanding than you actually do. Lots of stupid people are really pretentious, it's just that nobody pays much attention to them because they're too stupid to really be worth your time. Mostly people just take pleasure from using the word to shit on people who are kinda smart but not nearly as smart as they think they are. People like that are still much less common than your garden variety moron who doesn't even know how to spell pretentious, nevermind actually define it.

So it's up to you, OP. You never actually gave us any context here so it's impossible to know for sure if the person who called you pretentious was one the 90% of mouth breathers who don't know their arse from their elbow or the remaining 10% who actually know what the word means and genuinely believe you're pretending to have more intellectual depth than you actually do.

Inb4 someone calls me pretentious for typing all this shit
B.B. Hood - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:11:43 EST ID:35CyoRKw No.4745788 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Mike Russow - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 18:40:29 EST ID:xOMhzSE/ No.4745917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Let’s just all preten’ shis’ ight
La Boeuf - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:43:20 EST ID:Y0dzGjMp No.4746563 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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Pikmin - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:39:33 EST ID:g8vdFGto No.4747112 Ignore Report Quick Reply


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