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#1 2005-12-22 22:01:34

klakritz
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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.
www.jimandellen.org/mp/ 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.
www.washingtonmonthly.com/ 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 …
www.execulink.com/~boundry/0508.pdf

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