Bravo: (exclam) used to express approval when a performer has done something well
“Bravo” is more than a television channel of gay men going to art museums while discussing the perfect French croissant.
It has been meticulously segregated off from “nice job, you killed it, you the man and give me five.”
Rather, it is a highbrow declaration still unsullied by common culture, expressing devoted admiration.
It is unlikely that you will hear “bravo” spoken anywhere except among those who don tuxedos, over-practice their musical instruments and insist that their art is great because so few people appreciate it.
- I have never heard “bravo” spoken at a football game–nor any sport, for that matter.
- It is not commonly used at a hip-hop concert.
- And though appropriate, an encouraging wife does not utter the word to bolster the confidence of her ever-learning lover.
No–it is reserved for uptown situations, where a certain quality deems it necessary for us to pretentiously speak our “attaboy” in a different language.
So what, in my environment, is worthy of “bravo?”
I don’t have to look very far.
Bravo for that sunrise.
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