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#1 2005-12-22 22:01:34

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'conspicuous consummation' for 'conspicuous consumption'

A rare substitution, but it makes sense. Examples:

Harps were expensive, symbols of conspicuous consummation. MaryCrawfordsHarpandSlaverywithmoreonMrsNorrisnotsofavorable.html

... the poor schlub making 10K a year and those making 1M a year are pretty much
the same barring conspicuous consummation on the part of the millionaire. archives/individual/2005_05/006231.php

while it simultaneously displays its own conspicuous consummation of scare
resources, it encapsulates the inherently anti-urban sentiment of the new …



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