Anne Perkins

Yes, I know it\’s a loan phrase into English from some Johnny Foreigner lingo:

Any handouts came from a spirit of noblesse oblige, a kind of enlightened paternalism, rather than from any sense of obligation or entitlement.

But reallly….what in hell does she think the noblesse bit means if not a sense of obligation?

2 thoughts on “Anne Perkins”

  1. I think you’ll find it’s ‘oblige’ that implies ‘a sense of obligation.’ It’s the nobility who are supposed to have it.

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