To what do you attribute bad taste?

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  1. earllogjam

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    Are people born with it? Is it learned? Or is it just plain indifference?

    Can people with bad taste evolve into people with good taste in terms of style?
     
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    I really don't think you are born with it. I think it is developed and fine tuned with time and experience. And what you experience. I think someone who visits museums or reads is likely to develop different tastes than someone who visits the mall and plays video games.
    It's difficult to say if someone with bad taste can develop good taste because they most likely think that they already have good taste because they like what they like. Especially the people keeping up with the Kardashian's and Paris and Lindsay etc... I don't think they know good taste, most people now just know expensive and often confuse that with good taste.
    There was a cartoon in The New Yorker many years ago that showed two entrances to Hell over one door it said. "Good Taste but No Money" over the other door it said "Filthy Rich & No Taste"
     
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    I don't believe in good taste and bad taste. I believe everyone's taste is different and is informed by a whole range of things.
     
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    I think it's subjective. My mother might buy me a tie, believing it to be lovely. I might hate it. In the same way, a person could keep telling jokes in bad taste, but to them, they are just jokes. That person (should they wish to) could choose to react to criticism and 'evolve' their sense of humour. In terms of style, yes. Some people change their appearance with the times. Following fashion, you might say. What's most important is to be yourself - don't let the taste of others dominate you. Friendly advice is nice, but be comfortable in your own skin. You shouldn't feel forced to change. Personally, I like what I like. Unless you wear a dress made of meat or something, you won't get any funny looks from me.
     
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    There's no such thing as bad taste. Everyone has different taste. To themself it's good taste, and to others who share their taste it's good taste.

    To me video games is good taste, it shows a person who's interesting and fun to spend time with. Others might look at it in other ways. Just as I might find someone who spend their time going to the opera or such an extremely dull person. :)
     
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    Pretty much this.

    "Taste" is just an opinion.
     
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    OMG, are you telling me you're giving funny looks to Lady Gaga!? :eek:
     
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    Doesn't everyone? :wink: (Look at the two men and the woman.)
     
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    Gotta say, I particularly liked that look. :smile:
     
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    I liked it too. I wanted to invite her to a barbecue.
     
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    I mean what's not to like? After you've gorged yourself on the flesh you have two-tone hair, fishnets and diamonds to feast your eyes on. WIN.
     
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    And if we're lucky, we get a song too.
     
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    I don't know. I just imagine it's a bit too...meaty. :tongue: There's something I don't like about raw meat. The thought of cold meat touching my skin puts me off, I think. Certainly eye-catching though.

    Mmm. That sounds good. :tongue:
     
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    all y'all "no bad taste" folks so haven't spent enough time in the southern parts of the united states.

    nightmares in neon polyester.
    stretch fabrics.
    plastic molded wall art.
    shag carpets.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    Sad thing, they think that shit looks good..
     
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    That's not limited to the South. We have pockets here in the frozen north where the women will fight over those $2.00 tchotchkes because they show 'good taste' to them. Lemon yellow polyestor is a nice sunshiney colour and shag shows the rake marks! Turquoise eye shadow brings out the eyes etc. It's good taste to them, lord love them 'backwood wimmin'! (They make great jams, jellies & bread and I love to see them at the market - yum!)
     
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    *giggles* hair-merringue!!

    portrait nails.
    plastic shoes.

    flock! :eeK:
     
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    OMG! The hair! And sometimes the wigs! The Eva Gabor wigs! With bows! And 'Final Net' hairspray in a can - no tornado is moving that 'do! (Don't know if you have Final Net in the US....but it's like coating your hair in steel :eek:)

    And I don't know how they crochet those afghans with such loooong talon like nails with the portraits. Mind, if those are the press-ons - maybe they just take them off and line them up on the end table.
     
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    retro bingo chic
     
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