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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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JigglyTuff · 08/07/2017 15:27

Ooh talking of homemade, can we add 'scratch cooking' to the list?

Asda do a range of frozen herbs, chopped onions etc labelled scratch cooking. Lazy cooking possibly. I'd have thought if you were having a ready meal, you don't need reminding not to buy raw garlic

SchadenfreudePersonified · 08/07/2017 15:49


We have blindfolds, Exploded

We are not monsters. Grin

SchadenfreudePersonified · 08/07/2017 15:54

'brother of the leaf'

I have snorted tea down my nose all over my keyboard!

You git, Gimble


SchadenfreudePersonified · 08/07/2017 15:59


Thank you for this link, juicy

All of that Pictorial Pretentious Wankery . . . fabulous

HappyAxolotl · 08/07/2017 16:08

Brother Of The Leaf makes me think of cannabis. Stoners seem to like to curate a collection of clothing, jewellery, tins and lighters with the leaf on.

Fl0ellafunbags · 08/07/2017 16:18

scratch cooking

Porridge made with the flakes from athletes' foot.

Curlyshabtree · 08/07/2017 16:26

You are most definitely NOT alone in this, it drives me insane too!!

SchadenfreudePersonified · 08/07/2017 16:45


Grin Grin Grin

JigglyTuff · 08/07/2017 17:06

Fl0ella GrinGrin

Dapplegrey2 · 08/07/2017 17:43

Thanks op for an excellently curated thread.

In one of his books (possibly Notes From a Small Island), Bill Bryson does a brilliant piss-take of pretentious menu bollock-speak

I wish I'd written down some of the pretentious menu bollocks - 'Angry young lobster garnished with sun kissed pineapple chunks' etc etc

ppeatfruit · 11/07/2017 12:08

I just remembered a restaurant we went to in Fr. that seemed popular , we've been disappointed before so we asked if the dessert was 'homemade" In french! The owner said yes it was homemade. Well the only thing they'd done in their effing kitchen was open the effing packet!

chemenger · 11/07/2017 12:18

I have been offered the chance to attend a series of "curated presentations" on something. I couldn't ask what it meant because I had already been slightly rude to the presenter of the seminar thing I was at (was about using Powerpoint in lectures, I quite possibly started using Powerpoint when the presenter was in primary school. It was advertised as being about something else so I was pissed off. She suggested using pointless and uninformative pictures to brighten up slides, I suggested it was a waste of time and effort. I don't think she has met many engineers before, if something doesn't convey information, we're not keen. She made me say it because "we all have to share our thoughts", as I say, she hasn't met many engineers).

Swirlingasong · 11/07/2017 12:33

'Pan-fried' annoys me. It's just fried. Does anyone really imagine you can fry something without a pan? And no, the addition of a pan does not make frying any healthier.

Collectorofcookbooks · 11/07/2017 13:32

I loathe the phrase 'Architect designed'

Usually found in very pretentious house descriptions "This is a unique opportunity to purchase an Architect designed home in a highly desirable location"

Well I'm bloody glad an Architect did design it. But I'm not sure why they need capitalising nor mentioning in the house particulars.

stopfuckingshoutingatme · 11/07/2017 13:38

For your irritation I provide you the curated life


its too much, a curated blog Grin

but I tore myself away , its for the best I think

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