Missing Portland

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Great, one less person who throws around the word "pretentious" without really understanding what it means.
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Great, another commenter bursting at the seams with life lessons.
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If by "life lessons" you mean "making a simple observation," then OK.
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I'm pretty sure it's an apt use of the 'p' word, there. It gets thrown around a bit too much as far as Portland goes, but I don't think it's inaccurate.

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I wasn't aware that our city had a habit of making overblown claims about itself that are actually not true.
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Well, that's not the entirety of the definition. In general, "pretension" refers to a person or group or entity or whatever who/which is pretending toward something it is not or can't be. While it's stupid to claim that an entire city is pretentious, it can safely be said about a great many of its inhabitants.
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I believe my brief definition was accurate and is not very different from what you're saying. I also find that the word one of the most overused and misused words one is likely to hear people using on a regular basis. It's a lazy insult that doesn't really say much except perhaps about the person using it. And for generalizing about "a great many of its inhabitants," then it's just as true that a given country is pretentious or that the world is pretentious (and annoying, for that matter). Not a very interesting thing to say, but then nor is this conversation, probably, including my own part in it.
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I dunno. A lot of things to be said there: You started it. That's one.
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*That's* what you noticed, geyser, and not the syntactical fall from the high wire in the penultimate sentence?
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is this I,A saying goodbye to all Portland? to the city? I dont get it. I,A will meet a city down the line? Writers/Readers nightmares.
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geyser, love the new avatar. wish I thought of it first.
But, you do realize how pretentious you sound, right?
heh heh.
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Holy shit, never saw that one coming.
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But I do like that two separate comment threads on I,A this week have ignored their boring or stupid topics in lieu of discussions of language. A+, us.
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@ Sad_Mao ~ i am a lover of you. Your DamosA anagram is brilliant & i smile with glee at your awesome machismo assaults. WamosA rocks, as well, but he has been far too silent. Thank you, Sad_Mao, for all that you do. <3
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And Leaky ~ i bet you are the best to get stoned with. i would never have to worry about non-sensical talk that made perfect sense to me, & noone else. Who are you? What do you do? You are are rare species all your own. Bravo!
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Thanks kalikill. This is a weird place huh? Here we lurk in the peanut gallery with a middle finger for a mascot.
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@kalikill: men, you had to pick me AND Sad_Mao, why, why? Of all the commenters which are here...
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comedy bits are often written, yeah, Ill give you that Jake.
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@Leaky ~ Because you are wonderful & thoroughly unique. That's why. i've been reading you for a few years now. Why would you not appreciate the love?