Lake Wobegon effect

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Lake Wobegon, the fictional place in Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average"

NounEdit

Lake Wobegon effect ‎(uncountable)

  1. A term for illusory superiority, that is, the belief that a majority of people are or can be above average.