>Why Public Events in the US Make Europeans Tense

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Going to the movies today usually puts me in the presence of a couple hundred inconsiderate loudmouthed idiotic boors. It certainly doesn’t make me happy, which is why I stopped going.
Indeed, almost any venture to any public event reminds one that rude, unthinking, lowbrow, crass and solipsistic are the defining adjectives of public life in America today.

This from a commenter named, ironically enough, “Bartman”, at the Econlog blog.

No, I don’t know that this person is European, but I’ll guess he or she is.

Let me put forth a kind of reverse devil’s dictionary (or, thesaurus rather) to this person’s complaint:

(1) Rude: Forthright

(2) Unthinking: Whimsical

(3) Lowbrow: Folksy

(4) Crass: Ostentatious

(5) Solipsistic: Individualistic

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2 thoughts on “>Why Public Events in the US Make Europeans Tense

  1. >I have a sensitive nervous system — or so I think — so “rude” or “forthright” people tend to razzle me.Then again, I write blog posts passionately ripping into things…( :

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