posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by nightbringr
No, not a wee bit pretentious.....it means something, as others have explained here.....
what is "pretentious"? 30 years ago I was living in a ski-resort town/county in Summit Co, CO. There was a very good bakery in Frisco, even better
One day we went in there to order some croissants (CRUH-SAUNTS, in English)....and a local woman walked in and said, "I'd like two chocolate
KWA-SAHWHW, and a couple of creme cheese KWA-SAHWHW...." yada, yada. All in a Texan accent......
THAT was pretentious.
I mean, I am bilingual Spanish/English, but I know better than to pronounce things in Spanish when the only people who hear me talking, speak English
only. It makes one look pretentious. Like the Progressive ad where the one loser-agency guy says "SOW-NAH"....for sauna.
'Namaste' is a foreign word that has no English equivalent. ....... (one of the tricks of interpretation and translation -- two separate things;
the first being the go-between during verbal interactions, the latter being changing written works into another language -- knowing when an 'idiom'
doesn't have a decent equivalent)........
Anyway, just because you don't know what a new word means when you hear it does not mean those who say it are "pretentious".