Top Ten Things That can Make You Seem Sophisticated

Eating seaweed with chopsticks - that's cultured

Eating seaweed with chopsticks – that’s cultured

According to a new survey, 7 in 10 people think they’re “sophisticated”. And as for the top things that MAKE someone sophisticated . . . somehow watching football and drinking Busch Light didn’t make the list. Here are the top ten . . .

  1.  Going to the theater.
  2.  Recognizing paintings, and knowing who the artist is.
  3.  Doing educational things when you go on vacation.
  4.  Listening to classical music.
  5.  Going to the ballet.
  6.  Knowing how to pair wine with food.
  7.  Watching the news.
  8.  Watching documentaries.
  9.  Knowing how to read music.
  10.  Being interested in politics.

The rest of the top 40 included reading the newspaper . . . doing crosswords . . . reading a book before the movie comes out . . . watching “Antiques Roadshow” . . . having a library card . . . knowing how to use chopsticks . . . and knowing how to pronounce “quinoa”. (It’s KEEN-wah.)

(The Independent)