(And yes I'm guilty of some of these.)
1. In college, you raised your hand in class with your palm facing you.
2. It's okay to roll your own French cigarettes, read the New Yorker, and have a degree in the humanities from a school whose name your parents paid dearly for, but it's not okay to strenuously ensure that everyone knows it.
3. You pepper your language with foreign words that you overpronounce with maddening zest, which angers people only a smidge less than your incessant talk about your trip to Parrrrrr-eeeee last year.
4. You prefer vinyl because the sound is less "sterile."
5. You've read both the Iliad and the Odyssey in Homeric Greek.
6. You think listening to rap makes you a postcolonial critic.
7. You see your friends' grammar mistakes as teaching moments.
8. You're getting a graduate degree but not even those closest to you can say what on earth it's in because there's just too much jargon in the title.
9. There's no need to call it an imbroglio, just admit that you f-ed up.
10. You frequently employ the term weltanschauung…when talking about your pets.