Anyway we're pretentious

Episode 005: Flotsam, Jetsam

This week’s guest, a repeat performance by fellow pretentious babbler Dakota Potts!

When we call something pretentious, what do we really mean? Are we even using that word correctly? In this über-meta episode of Anyway, We’re Pretentious, guest Dakota and host Claire try to strip away the layers of the word that is often attached to those with intellect or artsy inclinations: pretentious! 

Misc. Mentions:

In regards to the word pretentious:


Oxford Dictionary Definition

Merriam Webster Definition

Use of the word pretentious over time

Writings by Dan Fox:

Essay, “In Defence of Pretentiousness”

“Pretentiousness: Why It Matters” 

Brian Eno:

Diary Entry on Pretentiousness

Studies on Pretend Play:

Greta G. Fein, “Pretend Play in Childhood: An Integrative Review,” Child Development 52, no. 4 (1981): 1095–1118,

Doris Bergen, “The Role of Pretend Play in Children’s Cognitive Development,” Early Childhood Research & Practice 4, no. 1 (2002),



Flotsam, jetsam, lagan, and derelict

Questions? Comments? Miscellania?

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