The 24 Most Pretentious Things Ever

Some people take themselves just a little too seriously.

1. This method of preparing coffee.

Melbourne cafe The Sensory Lab, where the coffee costs £8 a cup. Photo: Mike Keating.

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2. This graffiti spotted in Shoreditch.

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3. This ad agency slogan.

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4. This marketing mission statement.

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5. This photo of Sting playing the lute while his wife does yoga.

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6. This advert for a replica All Blacks rugby shirt.

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7. This guy’s diet.

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8. This tweet.

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9. This Instagram photo.

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11. This menu.

The culinary fare offered to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a 2011 gala charity dinner in London.

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12. Kanye West, interviewed by the New York Times.

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13. This “symbiotic chair”.

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14. These things said by Gwyneth Paltrow.

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15. All these beards.

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16. Lady Gaga’s thoughts on pearls.

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17. This coffee menu.

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18. This description of London 2012 mascot Wenlock.

Photo: Getty

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19. These Brooklyn-based chocolatiers.

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20. This musing on the cultural meaning of the custard pie.

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21. Davie Bowie’s response, when asked to explain his recent album “The Next Day”.

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22. This mode of transport.

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23. This pseudo-intellectual cat.

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24. And this ostentatiously literary dog.

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Luke Lewis is the executive editor of BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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