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Lake Wobegon effect



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".


Lake Wobegon effect (plural Lake Wobegon effects)

  1. Illusory superiority, that is, the belief that a majority of people are or can be above average.