This Week’s Guest Post at The New Normal: Putting On Airs


Doesn’t it drive you crazy when someone tries to be someone they’re not? Maybe it’s someone who seeks to appear rich and cultured who exposes him or herself as the opposite. Or maybe it’s a person who attempts to look intelligent and blows their cover. Or, worst of all, maybe you’ve seen people who try to make themselves look holy and devout when they’re neither. The harshest word we have for people like these is “hypocrite,” but the generations before us (in that inimitable Southern way) called it “putting on airs.”

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