No, I haven't make a mistake. I mean effete. In the item above is a reference to the "intellectually elite" of London
One doesn't have to cast around much to work out how this title came about. With their self righteous belief in everything they say being correct, they must surely have dreamed it up themselves. In all probability it was first heard on the BBC or written in The Guardian - their very own personal organs
If intellectual means intelligent - and I'm sure they think it does - then the truth is that these self deluded num-nums are about as intellectual as a carrot - one of their favourite foods
They actually believe such things as climate change being avoidable, that genetic engineering is something new and unproven and therefore dangerous, and that organic food is far better than any other. They even believe that "use by" dates on foodstuffs are to be strictly adhered to
By the way, these loons tend to look down their noses at country folk. These would be the same rural entrepreneurs that have been ripping them off with organic food for decades!
So why effete? Here are some of the definitions of the word if Googled. Affected, over refined, artificial, pretentious, precious and - wait for it - chi-chi
Next time you hear the word "genre" or someone pontificating about history in the present tense, you'll know it is one of these twits
Ring any bells?