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To find the use of the word 'curating' utterly wnakery and pretentious?

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GetafixTheDruid · 07/07/2017 05:45

I've noticed it being used more and more. Today on Facebook a Boden ad popped up - 'we're curating a collection of clothing for all the family' Hmm. What a load of bobbins.

Also, home interior magazines. 'Saskia curates a collection of bohemian trinkets and retro objects' Saskia has a load of old car boot tut in her drawing room.

Unless you are in charge of a museum using the word 'curating' should be banned, you pretentious arses.

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reallyanotherone · 07/07/2017 09:33

You did miss out editing the look with a red lip and a strong eyebrow.

Do you half dress soley on one side, or do you mix it up, left eyebrow, right shoe...

MrsJayy · 07/07/2017 09:39

Trinny is still going on about a trouser matched with a statement shoe on this morning bless her it is very 90s

Halsall · 07/07/2017 09:40

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before on a similar thread, but I once had to go to a well-known company for a one-off work visit, and found that the receptionist sat at a desk bearing the sign 'Director of Visitor Experience'.

As someone who enjoys spotting examples of such wankery, that certainly kept me entertained for most of a boring day.

kkkkaty123 · 07/07/2017 09:40

Youthecat Grin brilliant

HarryBiscuit · 07/07/2017 09:44

Love that sketch youthecat! To me there are swathes of shops like that whenever I go to Notting hill/chelsea/Fulham.

OneOfTheGrundys · 07/07/2017 09:48


Ffs you went out and picked it. Piss off and take your twatty verbs with you.

MintyChops · 07/07/2017 09:49

The Bondi Hipsters take the piss out of this shit the best, they have loads of stuff up on YouTube (not sure if they have curated it....).

YouTheCat that was excellent!

OneOfTheGrundys · 07/07/2017 09:49

I'm currently curating my mismatched shitty hand me down plates out of the dishwasher.

YouTheCat · 07/07/2017 09:52

Minty, that is beautiful. Grin

MintyChops · 07/07/2017 09:52

Thanks! Have a look at their Closed Cafe, it's even better, they really know how to rip the arse out of these toolbags....

Butterymuffin · 07/07/2017 09:53

Had an email inviting me to check out some 'inspo' for my summer wardrobe yesterday. That made me grind my teeth.

MintyChops · 07/07/2017 09:54

Closed Cafe sorry forgot link!

RosJ · 07/07/2017 09:57

I'd love to read the whole of this thread, but I have to go and curate a poo upstairs, and afterwards wipe my arse pamper my behind with some handpicked toilet paper sourced from Tesco.

RosJ · 07/07/2017 09:58

Sorry that was a bit crude-I am going for a curated bathroom experience upstairs.

Only1scoop · 07/07/2017 09:59

I've not really noticed it but even reading about it has meHmm
It's a museum and exam word

YouTheCat · 07/07/2017 10:07

Love it! That is genius.

There are a few cafes and restaurants down the road from me (I'm in the NE). One of them sells very average food, is quite pricey and has a dubious cleanliness rating yet there are lines of wanky hipsters outside, waiting to go in. (It has been closed for hygiene reasons twice to my knowledge).

Yet there is a lovely Italian place that sells cheap, fresh food and has great staff a few yards away. I can buy a three course meal there (from a set menu) for less than Β£7.

These people have more money than sense.

TrinityTaylor · 07/07/2017 10:09

Curate a poo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

reallyanotherone · 07/07/2017 10:47

Oh yes, i'd like to add "pamper".

Everything is about pamper evenings, pampering yourself, a basic haircut is a pamper session. Nobody goes for a bath anymore, it's bath bombs and scented candles, wine and instagram #pamper.

EvelynWardrobe · 07/07/2017 10:58

'Pieces' gives me the rage, particularly the subset of which in fashion are described as 'fun'. Pretentious wankery of the first order.

ArcheryAnnie · 07/07/2017 11:00


Especially if you have "curated" a "collection" full of "pieces". (Bunged some stuff on a website for people to buy.)

ArcheryAnnie · 07/07/2017 11:02

Bonus wanker points of any of the "pieces" you have "curated" offer a "pop of colour".

Intheknickersoftime · 07/07/2017 11:05

I was going to mention hydrate also. Isn't that drinking ? Because your thirsty? Or, I must hydrate the lawn? I don't understand where hydrate came from, it's really wanky.

goingonabearhunt1 · 07/07/2017 11:08

Grin This is so true.

I think it's because everyone these days wants to kid themselves that they have a 'creative' career.

TheDogsMother · 07/07/2017 11:18

Arrrgggghhhhh it's all pretentious twattery of the highest order though I was having a laugh at it all until someone mentioned........... Midget. Trees. WTF Joe Wicks. Are you 5 years old ?

Deconstructed does have its uses though. When meals don't look quite as planned I just maintain that they are deliberately deconstructed and therefore on trend.

Intheknickersoftime · 07/07/2017 11:22

I use vintage for things I have picked up in a chazza shop Grin. I am doing it ironically thereby, bringing full circle the cycle of wankery.

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