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Expression of disbelief upon hearing or reading a phrase or comment of great pretence, alternatively inherent wit, irony, sardonic brutality or plain mirth. The response implies a certain pretence and commensurate self deprecation on the part of the respondent. Also it may be used as a barb to insinuate a pretentiousness inherent in the inciting comment or the respondent's interlocutor.
"When I heard that the arts minister hadn't heard of the nation's greatest playwright, I choked on my latte"
by Hoherbass October 06, 2019
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A regular in social media and journalist parlance, used to express disbelief at comments or actions that stand on pretense. Alternatively it is a barb or quip used to lampoon pretentiousness when in any way detected from an interlocutor.
"When I heard that the arts minister hadn't heard of the French new wave, I choked on my latte"
by Hoherbass October 09, 2019
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