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  1. Growing up, Stephen Colbert always wanted to pronounce his last name with a silent "t" and decided to do it while on a flight to attend college as no one knew him there. Colbert says his father always wanted to switch too, but he "lacked the pretentious gene that I have."

  2. Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder -- the character he plays is an overly pretentious method actor who only takes roles that will potentially win Oscars.

  3. David Lynch and Twin Peaks writer Robert Engels co-wrote a script entitled 'Dream of the Bovine', about "three guys, who used to be cows, trying to assimilate their lives.” Lynch tried to convince Marlon Brando to co-star, but Brando was not interested, calling the script "pretentious bullshit".

  4. The BBC quiz show Only Connect originally used Greek letters to represent questions. After recieving complaints from viewers that the Ggreek letters were too pretentious, the show switched to Egyptian hieroglyphs instead.

  5. For decades, a New England man waged a battle against the word "Nor'€™easter" which he deemed was a pretentious made up word for the weather phenomenon

  6. The stereotype of monocles with the rich and pretentious most likely began with Charles Dickens’ skewering of young Mr. Barnacle’s intractable eyepiece in Little Dorrit, serialized between 1855 and 1857.

  7. Weird Al is a vegan and he's very non-pretentious about it!