Tasteless. More specifically, betraying signs of vulgar bourgeois aspirations to the tastes of the aristocracy.
This word was popularised (if not coined) by Vita Sackville-West, and became common currency amongst her set. Her husband Harold Nicholson and their friend James Lees-Milne use it frequently in their writings.
VSW might have said:
"Her garden is thoroughly bedint; it is full of pink and purple flowers"
We might now say:
"Her garden is thoroughly bedint; it is full of white flowers, a la Vita Sackville-West"
|9.||Top Gear rule|
An important rule of thumb to consider throughout life: when a footballer (that's soccer for Americans) buys a particular object, frequents a particular place or anything like it, it's probably time to move on, lest you become considered tasteless by association.
The Top Gear rule states that ultra-expensive supercars that only footballers can afford are not cool, because footballers are most often tasteless wankers.
A pretentious, actually quite tasteless, attempt at good taste.
"I see Madonna's started talking in an English accent. Talk about piss-elegant"
A tasteless European under the illusion that they possess a fashion-forward style superior to Americans when in reality they are comedically tacky and exhibit a profound lack of hygiene. Males typically wear tight jeans while females often sport the 'poodle' hair style and a discounted H&M outfit. They neither have the money or fashion sense that they would like you to believe and you may experience uncontrollable laughter when seeing their naively tasteless appearance and mannerisms.
I was in H&M in Berlin yesterday when I saw a 15-year-old girl trying on tapered jeans and flats.
The newest style in lower-middle-class Parisian suburbs is eurotrash leg warmers and purple hair scrunchies.
Grafitti that is generated by big corporations that masquerades as tagging and other authentic forms of street art. it is considered by many as a hybrid of real grafitti, that is deceptive, offensive, derivative, tasteless, disrespectful, unsightly, and unethical.
dat corporate ad on the wall of that building ain't no real tag. it's faux gritti, baby.
Something tasteless or intellectually inferior that is devoid of any intelligence - usually in pop culture. Lacking in refinement and good taste. Often but not always appealing to the absolute lowest common denominator.
"Sorry, Charlie - the second the silly sound effects and music with the low-brow humor start, I'm out the door. No primetime TV for me!"
|14.||Peanut Butter Captain Crunch|
1)A deliciously yummy cereal.
2)A deliciously yummy cereal that Sarah denies people just to watch them squirm in agony after "accidentally" misinforming them of the unfortunate event that she has mistaken boring, bland, tasteless, disgusting, regular, Captain Crunch for delectable, delicious, crunchy, chewy, cheesy, melty, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.
"Hey guys, guess what!!!"
"I have Peanut Butter Captain Crunch in my cupboard!"
"You do?!?! HURRAY!!!" *DANCE*
*RUN RUN RUN*
"Whoops, my bad this is just plain, old, bland, tasteless, regular, Captain Crunch."
"MWHUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!" *EVIL GRIN*
(Based on a real life event)