1. An average student with insecure parents.
2. The elitist notion that only some children have "gifts" or talents worthy of attention.
3. A hollow form of "self-praise by proxy" that snobby parents use to bolster their social standing.
Our son Timmy is a Gifted Child. He should be in a special school to nurture his extraordinary talents - at taxpayer expense. Did I tell you that I drive a BMW?