We've all come across them — people who think just a little too highly of themselves. And chances are, you've witnessed someone say or do something so flashy, pompous, or self-righteous it made your eyes roll back in your head. So redditor u/LandPiranha63 asked, "What's something that screams 'pretentious'?" Here's what people said.
1."Claiming to be a 'foodie.' Smh. Just order your food and sit down."
2."People who act condescending or snobby about movies. If you don’t like a movie that they like, they will say something like,'You just didn’t get it.' No I got it, I just thought it was crap."
3."Harvard University students and grads who inevitably drop the H-bomb within the first three sentences of meeting someone new."
4."People who shit on genres of music that aren't their favorite one. You might be surprised to learn that there are as many fans of heavy metal, rap, rock, and jazz who are just as pretentious as snobby classical music listeners."
11."Swirling around some wine in a fancy glass before you smell it, and then saying something like, 'I get leather, oak, umami, charcoal, cigarettes, pencil shavings, chocolate, coffee, and a note of something floral and herbaceous.' Then downing the whole glass of wine at once and saying, 'It has a good mouthfeel.'"
12."Using pricey ingredients in home cooking that are only expensive for the sake of being expensive and not because they have any noticeable impact on the taste, nutritional content, environment, or ethics of the meal."
19."Ordering an ultra-specific beverage order from Starbucks."
20."Posting on social media to thank people after some sort of accomplishment. It's a thinly veiled brag about an announcement and it's just to get attention. You're not accepting a Grammy award. You're starting a new job. That's it."
21."Seeing and insisting that 'classics' are superior to anything modern (books, music, movies, cars, whatever). It's great to appreciate the classics, but you need to have a reason beyond 'because it's a classic.' Just because the old stuff is good doesn't mean the new stuff is not."
22."Correcting someone when he/she calls you ‘Mr.' or ‘Ms.' by passive-aggressively saying ‘I'm a Dr…’ Like, I get that you worked hard for that PhD, but please move on."