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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:07 PM
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Poll question: Snobbery. Is it.....

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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:13 PM
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1. I take a pretty wide view of snobbery,
and think everyone suffers from it. There are food snobs, beer snobs, music snobs, culture snobs, fashion snobs...the list goes on and on.

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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:16 PM
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4. Well, I'm fit all of those categories
life's too short to drink bad wine (or crap food or listen to rubbish music).
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:15 PM
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2. Of course, my standards in other...
areas are probably pretty apalling to others.
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:16 PM
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3. Snobbery is beneath me.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:20 PM
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5. i don't want to be a snob, but most peoples tastes are so
pedestrian...
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:23 PM
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6. usually related to ignorance, and
an attempt to create a social comfort zone for ones self. Even though I don't like snobbery, I have snobbish tendencies.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:26 PM
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7. That's a pretty good analysis.
I rather like that.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:40 PM
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8. Well, what's your definition?
After all, one who thinks someone else is an ignoramus when that someone else is very clearly WRONG -- I certainly don't consider that snobbishness.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:51 AM
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9. Delusionary snobbery. There's a lot of that around.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:10 AM
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13. Well, yes.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:54 AM
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10. Snobbery=Insecurity about one's self, imo. n/t
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:56 AM
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11. I'm a snob snob--for example, you are nowhere near snobbery yourself
In all seriousness, every time I accumulate some amount of knowledge that I think would make me somehow superior to someone else in any way, I immediately get hit with some event proving me wrong with heavy irony. So while I expend an awful lot of energy into some of my interests and hobbies, I don't develop a snob-sense so much any more, if that means believing oneself superior to others. I do look down on things that don't meet my tastes however--just never people. :D
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:03 AM
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12. You mean like.....
openly criticizing a grammar mistake that someone makes on DU.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:12 AM
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14. its my middle name
:)
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:16 AM
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16. But I though 'speaks' was your middle name?
:shrug:
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:23 AM
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18. That's my married name
The is my confirmation name.

The s-n-o-b are silent. And invisible - but omnipresent
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:14 AM
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15. You mean...
...sloane rangers, hooray henries and the like?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:17 AM
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17. Well, that's social class-based snobbery.
The more prevalent North American breed is intellectual cultural snobbery. Of course, a lot of those North American snobs affect the culture and mannerisms of the English upper class. Not sure why they'd want to, but there you go.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:30 PM
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20. you don't think it's an attempt to put oneself
above the herd?

As more and more people are exposed to more choices in music, art, food, goods, there is more of an upscaling vibe that is in place. There was an interesting article in the New Yorker? recently. No it was People Magazine. ;)


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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:35 PM
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21. LOL.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:38 AM
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19. Something I try to avoid...
Edited on Mon Jul-26-04 08:38 AM by southpaw
though I can't help but feel superior to those who choose to ignore obvious truths in favor of superstition. Those who strike me as willfully ignorant stir the meanest and ungliest sort of snobbery in my otherwise tolerant, all-inclusive soul.
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