RNF – Woods’ Imagined Phraseology Dictionary. Entries 2a & 2b

“Mutual Admiration Associations” and “Self Congratulatory Societies” – Similar to entry 1, “Artificial Construct of Relevance”, I crafted them as descriptors of any organization seemingly put in place primarily for the purpose of giving out prizes to it’s membership. ‘Enough about me, what do you think of me?’ Also similar to entry 1, the ‘tell’ is whether or not anyone outside of that defined bubble can find any discernible merit within that same construct. Again also like entry 1 they are typically used as a cute excuse to dress up and applaud each other but little more. Tea anyone?

Example:

  1. Have you ever been at a high zoot affair ostensibly put in place to benefit others not in the room and thought to yourself, “Why am I here? So much more could be accomplished if we stopped all of these stuffy speeches, packed up all of this pomp and circumstance, performances, food plates, bowls of punch, posh duds and big hats and donated the proceeds, speaker fees, and gifts set aside for someone seated mid head table to the very persons and/or entities we profess to be benefiting?” If so you are already familiar with “Mutual Admiration Associations” and “Self Congratulatory Societies”.