6 definitions by Ted E. Grau

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Relating to being on safari.

- The purposeful immersion by one racial, cultural, and/or socio-economic group into the surroundings, cultural trappings and even geography of another group, which ultimately feeds into the Safariist's own deeply rooted feelings of both jealousy and/or superiority.

- Treating the culture, religion, food, music, language, sexual orientation and overall identity of more "exotic" groupings as an interesting diversion, entertainment or fad, primarily there for a Safariist to enjoy as pop entertainment.

- Viewing the differentness of others as condescendingly "precious," "cute" or "neat."

- An intense fascination by the real or wholly perceived exoticm of others.

- Akin to Caucasian safari goers in Africa, ensconced safely behind their pith helmets, armed guards, and lion-proof glass, viewing the rare and exotic wild animals of the Serengeti - just going about their normal, mundane existence in their natural habitat - with giddy fascination, wonder, and an odd combination of envy and pity.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitebread, ever the bored, suburban couple, were on full-blown cultural safari while attending the Hindu wedding, delighted and entertained by all fragrant exoticism surrounding them.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
- An almost frantic compulsion to travel the world, exploring the most depressed, off-the-beaten-track destinations in an attempt to broaden horizons, gain a deeper understanding of those less fortunate, and generally feel better about yourself, and your egalitarian worldliness.

- Seeking out various backwater and Third World locales in which to spend your valued vacation time, as a way to slum, learn and feed your self important elitism.

- A vacationer more apt to sleep on a dirt floor in Senegal than a bed at the Hotel Le Meurice.

- See also cultural slumming, safariist, and being on safari.
Sally Backpacker, an obsessed chronic traveler, planned out this summer's itinerary, making sure to hit Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea and Malawi, with a return trip through Bangladesh.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
To immerse yourself or participate in a "lower culture," as a way of going on a cultural vacation and generally feeling better about yourself and your specific identity group.

Deeply tied to elitism, and often racism. Or just whitebread boredom.
Johnny Whiteguy hung out in the 'hood on weekends, to kick it with the brothers, check out the sisters, and play ball, but mostly to pursue his annoying habit of cultural slumming.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
A person either prone to our fully comitted to being on safari, whether consciously or not.

See also cultural safari.
Timmy von Douche, ever the dedicated Safariist, booked a yearly trip to various South Asian shitholes, just to soak up the local, off-the-beaten path flavor, and marvel at the quaint and exotic squalidness.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
- A dedicated Safariist, focused exclusively on reggae, Jamaican and Rastafarian culture.

- The dreaded-out, trust fund douchebag at the drum circle, reaking of patchouli, good weed and zero employment.

- A rare Armenian surname.

- See also on safari, cultural safari, safariist, and cultural slumming.
After nursing his dreads, weed habit, and new-found love of rare reggae, Chase Richiebritches dropped out of Stanford to pursue his doomed career as a Rastasafarian full time.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
- The activity or pursuit fostered by any majority racial, cultural, and/or socio-economic group (read as: primarily white people) who feel compelled to immerse themselves in the surroundings, cultural trappings and even geography of a non majority group, which ultimately feeds into their own deeply rooted feelings of racial, cultural, and/or socio-economic superiority.

- Treating the culture, religion, food, music, language, sexual orientation and overall identity of more "exotic" groupings as an interesting diversion, entertainment or fad, primarily there for a Safariite to enjoy as pop entertainment.

- Viewing the differentness of others as condescendingly "precious," "cute" or "neat."

- An intense fascination by the real or wholly perceived exoticm of others. c

- Akin to Caucasian safari goers in Africa, ensconced safely behind their pith helmets, armed guards, and lion-proof glass, viewing the rare and exotic wild animals of the Serengeti - just going about their normal, mundane existence in their natural habitat - with giddy fascination, wonder, and an odd combination of envy and pity.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitebread, ever the bored, suburban couple itching for a chance to be on safari, weasled their way into a Hindu wedding, knowing full well it would be a fascinating journey into the fragrantly exotic.
by Ted E. Grau July 11, 2009
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