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culture vulture


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person with an avid or ostentatious interest in the arts.

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  • noun informal, humorous A person with a rapacious, possibly forced, interest in the arts.


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  • She won't go to a funny film. She's a real culture vulture.

    March 3, 2009

  • OMFG, I'm totally gonna employ that as a slur against Wordies who poo-poo my affinity for neologisms, folkspeak, netspeak and vocab derived from oral language and television sitcoms.

    What's the antonym of "bookish"?

    March 3, 2009

  • Dullard

    March 3, 2009

  • Hehe... R is for revolution. ;o] I like folk speak, net speak, weird sayings & places like Urban Dictionary. Break the glass and speak to me in case of emergency.

    March 3, 2009

  • Dullard?! How dare you, you culture vulture! And I thought for sure -- judging from the "more about:" section of his profile -- that qroqqa would be the first to use that word to describe me.

    March 3, 2009

  • Maybe she meant that culture vulture = dullard? I thought so.

    March 3, 2009

  • Oh, I thought she meant it was an antonym of bookish. And my intellectual inadequacy rears its ugly head once again.

    March 3, 2009

  • "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." :o} We are different, which is good. It would be quite boring otherwise. And we all have that ugly head somewhere in the closet. Sometimes it wants to come out and play.

    March 3, 2009

  • That's really sweet, Lea. Not at all creepy. :>P

    *locks closet door*

    March 3, 2009

  • No, I meant the antonym of bookish is dullard. Sorry.

    March 3, 2009

  • Either way, I still wind up feeling inadequate. Plus, I can't sleep now because the ugly head is trying to convince me to accompany it on a killing spree.

    March 3, 2009

  • Inadequate or "inadequote"? :o] Don't sleep then, go for a walk and roar like a lion!

    March 3, 2009

  • Sometimes lion down leads to sleep.

    March 3, 2009

  • Yup. Sometimes it does. But not always. :o)

    March 3, 2009

  • I'm allergic to lion down. I use the knock-off, made from buzzard feathers. It's actually quite haute couture. Brand name: Culture Vulture.

    And so here we are.

    March 4, 2009