Monday, April 20, 2015


A modest suggestion for an addition to further increase the precision and specificity of Jonathan Haidt's eminently useful acronym without detracting from its mnemonic appeal: WEIRDO (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic, and outbred).


sykes.1 said...

I detect two meanings in outbred: (1) the mating pattern, no fbd or cousins; (2) fewer offspring.

Audacious Epigone said...


Haha well done. The former is the formal intention but the latter occurred to me as well.

JayMan said...

Not bad actually.

sykes, only the former is accurate when applied to the intended group.

hbd chick said...

heh! i love it. (^_^)