Lake Wobegon effect

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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".

Noun[edit]

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.