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Do you have bad taste?

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#21 Post by jaywhat » November 10th, 2007, 10:41 am

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I suppose bad taste is to some extent in the eye of the beholder. On the funeral front, I was once taking the funeral of a humorous man from a humorous family who ran a chip shop.
They had put a large sign on the side of the coffin which said, 'FRYING TONIGHT' and the during the ceremony they never stopped laughing and nudging and sharing things with each other as I read the eulogy to a much loved man - which I hasten to add, they had largely written themselves.

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#22 Post by kbell » November 10th, 2007, 11:07 am

FloatingBoater wrote:I usually have bad taste when it comes humour. We were driving to the cematoria for the funeral of one of our friend's mother when it was noted that we were running late.
I suggested that we rang up and asked them to keep her on a low light.

It sounded funny to me at the time ...
:laughter: Did anyone else laugh?

jaywhat wrote: They had put a large sign on the side of the coffin which said, 'FRYING TONIGHT'
:hilarity: That is brilliant.

Yes, taste is subjective and also to an extent culturally determined, I think.

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#23 Post by Maria Mac » November 10th, 2007, 11:52 am

Autumn wrote: Yes, taste is subjective and also to an extent culturally determined, I think.
You got that right. I remember, in a previous job, when I had to support a young Nigerian woman whose husband had been murdered. She told me one of her friends had greeted her tragic news thus:

"A widow at your age? For goodness sake don't tell anyone. If people know you'll never get another husband!"

:shock:

The widow didn't seem at all offended. She told me it was believed in Nigeria that a young widow is cursed with bad luck but as a Christian she didn't believe in such nonsense.


I said nothing.

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Re: Do you have bad taste?

#24 Post by animist » October 3rd, 2010, 8:20 pm

Maria wrote:I don't have bad taste in anything
just wondering how you can know something like this

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#25 Post by seyorni » October 4th, 2010, 9:21 pm

Well, I clearly have no sense of style -- Jeans or fatigue trowsers and a work shirt works fine for me. Interior design? -- I'm a bachelor. I live in a den. I also confess to a secret love of pop music, even bubblegum pop.
I also like Lady Gaga.

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Re: Do you have bad taste?

#26 Post by Alan C. » October 4th, 2010, 10:41 pm

animist wrote:
Maria wrote:I don't have bad taste in anything
just wondering how you can know something like this
Surely "bad taste" Can only be perceived by others, so I could also say "I don't have bad taste in anything" And that would be true (for me at least)?
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#27 Post by Carja » October 4th, 2010, 11:43 pm

If you like something, if you love something, you have great taste. That's why we have that great saying, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

My house is shabby chic, I love old movies, I think that "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a great musical, and I love to read a great mystery. If I started trying to please every one else by ignoring what I love, I would be miserable. I would rather be happy with what I have than unhappy with what someone else thinks I should have.

I'm proud of my great taste!
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#28 Post by tea_ismynewjesus » October 5th, 2010, 10:12 pm

I enjoy serialism, and often compose in this style, so yes, according to most :smile:

I'm loving Berg's piano sonata right now. My own attempt isn't bad, either, if I may say so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pwKMtJxUC0

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#29 Post by bobb » October 6th, 2010, 10:28 am

I've got a Barry Manilow cd.

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#30 Post by animist » October 6th, 2010, 11:43 am

Alan C. wrote:
animist wrote:
Maria wrote:I don't have bad taste in anything
just wondering how you can know something like this
Surely "bad taste" Can only be perceived by others, so I could also say "I don't have bad taste in anything" And that would be true (for me at least)?
One mans meat............
well, that is the sort of response I hoped to get from my intervention. Don't some of the posts here seem to be revelling in what they see as their own bad taste, and if so, does that contradict what you say?

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#31 Post by Carja » October 6th, 2010, 3:43 pm

Not really. If you look at what I like as bad taste, and I look at what you like as bad taste, we cancel each others bad taste out and it becomes good taste.

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Re: Do you have bad taste?

#32 Post by jamesjones950 » October 6th, 2010, 7:29 pm

Good taste? Bad taste?

My mother always told me I had NO taste.

I also had, apparently, a "cafe mentality" and was cripplingly guilty of "inverted snobbery".

She was given to strange sayings, like "You can't touch tar without being tainted." This one being in response to my having befriended a fellow pupil who actually, would you believe it, lived on a COUNCIL ESTATE!!!!!!!!! and was therefore, undoubtedly, from a Socialist background!

Another of her favourite sayings, ironically, was "Judge not, lest thou thyself be judged."

I do try to live by this last saying, though. And you lot have all got very bad taste :wink:
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#33 Post by Fia » October 6th, 2010, 9:24 pm

jamesjones950 wrote:Another of her favourite sayings, ironically, was "Judge not, lest thou thyself be judged."
Delighted to read your Mum was right about some things, James, it takes time to sort the wheat from the chaff of motherly sayings :D

In answer to the thread question I have my taste. My Mum always thought my taste "tacky" but I can live with that. I really don't care a monkey's squit whether anyone else thinks it's tasteful. I don't need other's approval of what I like. Although I'll admit it is very pleasurable when, say, folk come to my home and like it. Even better if they feel at home themselves :wink:

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#34 Post by animist » October 6th, 2010, 9:37 pm

jamesjones950 wrote:Good taste? Bad taste?

My mother always told me I had NO taste.

I also had, apparently, a "cafe mentality" and was cripplingly guilty of "inverted snobbery".

She was given to strange sayings, like "You can't touch tar without being tainted." This one being in response to my having befriended a fellow pupil who actually, would you believe it, lived on a COUNCIL ESTATE!!!!!!!!! and was therefore, undoubtedly, from a Socialist background!

Another of her favourite sayings, ironically, was "Judge not, lest thou thyself be judged."

I do try to live by this last saying, though. And you lot have all got very bad taste :wink:
presumably your mum excluded herself from her own last saying about judging, at least as regards people on council estates?

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#35 Post by jamesjones950 » October 6th, 2010, 10:25 pm

animist wrote:
jamesjones950 wrote:Good taste? Bad taste?

My mother always told me I had NO taste.

I also had, apparently, a "cafe mentality" and was cripplingly guilty of "inverted snobbery".

She was given to strange sayings, like "You can't touch tar without being tainted." This one being in response to my having befriended a fellow pupil who actually, would you believe it, lived on a COUNCIL ESTATE!!!!!!!!! and was therefore, undoubtedly, from a Socialist background!

Another of her favourite sayings, ironically, was "Judge not, lest thou thyself be judged."

I do try to live by this last saying, though. And you lot have all got very bad taste :wink:
presumably your mum excluded herself from her own last saying about judging, at least as regards people on council estates?
You have it right, except she wasn't my "mum", she was my "mother". You must realise that "mum" was a word only ever used by people of an inferior class.
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#36 Post by bobb » October 7th, 2010, 8:40 am

My mum told me that if I didn't dry my bicycle saddle when it rained, I would get colitis*.
It was only 20 years and a medical degree later that I discovered I had been misinformed.

But I never sat on a wet bicycle saddle.

Sorry, nothing at all to do with the subject of this thread.

* actually, we still don't know what causes colitis, so I suppose...............................

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#37 Post by Dave B » October 7th, 2010, 8:50 am

JJ's mother said
"You can't touch tar without being tainted."
Ah, well, she obviously did not know that tar has impressive antibiotic properties!

My bossy sister, who considered I was even lower on the evolutionary order than the bugs I used to collect and breed, told me that, "Blue and green should not be see without another [colour] in between."

This was a gift to me - I swapped and borrowed stuff from my mates just to have a wide ranger of blues and greens to wear (in immediate juxtaposition)!
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#38 Post by animist » October 7th, 2010, 9:27 am

FloatingBoater wrote:I usually have bad taste when it comes humour. We were driving to the cematoria for the funeral of one of our friend's mother when it was noted that we were running late.
I suggested that we rang up and asked them to keep her on a low light.

It sounded funny to me at the time ...
and to me at this time! When you're gone you're gone

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#39 Post by Carja » October 7th, 2010, 3:29 pm

I think that it's important to be surrounded by the things that make you happy. Things that you think are pleasing to the eye and make you feel comfortable. Since we all have different interests, those things would vary to a large degree. "There's no place like home" only means something if you feel that warm feeling of belonging that your good taste has brought.

"Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#40 Post by animist » October 7th, 2010, 5:01 pm

Carja wrote:I think that it's important to be surrounded by the things that make you happy. Things that you think are pleasing to the eye and make you feel comfortable. Since we all have different interests, those things would vary to a large degree. "There's no place like home" only means something if you feel that warm feeling of belonging that your good taste has brought.

"Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul."
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
yes, I think that what you say indicates that good taste (or maybe it is more good sense) is for more enduring things than the whims of fashion would make us go for (like sheep!) As ol' blue eyes used to sing "It's so nice to go travelling, but it's so much nicer to come home"

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#41 Post by Marian » October 8th, 2010, 6:15 pm

I usually only have bad taste when I've eaten something spoiled... :exit: :D
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