Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Snobbery. Is it.....

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:07 PM
Original message
Poll question: Snobbery. Is it.....

Poll result (25 votes)
You only think I'm a snob because you have such appalling standards. (2 votes, 8%)Vote
A design for life. Really, the only way to go. (1 votes, 4%)Vote
A perfectly reasonable attitude to take to this bottom-feeding society of ours. (6 votes, 24%)Vote
Acceptable in small doses. (2 votes, 8%)Vote
Pretty tedious, elitist and wearing. (5 votes, 20%)Vote
The last refuge of the scoundrel (3 votes, 12%)Vote
An insult to egalitarian values. (4 votes, 16%)Vote
Other. (2 votes, 8%)Vote
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Liberal Democratic discussion forum
   Replies to this thread
  - I take a pretty wide view of snobbery,  Donkeyboy75   Jul-25-04 02:13 PM   #1 
  - Well, I'm fit all of those categories  GoneOffShore   Jul-25-04 02:16 PM   #4 
  - Of course, my standards in other...  MrSandman   Jul-25-04 02:15 PM   #2 
  - Snobbery is beneath me.  WillyBrandt   Jul-25-04 02:16 PM   #3 
  - i don't want to be a snob, but most peoples tastes are so  KG   Jul-25-04 02:20 PM   #5 
  - usually related to ignorance, and  GrandmaBear   Jul-25-04 02:23 PM   #6 
  - That's a pretty good analysis.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-25-04 02:26 PM   #7 
  - Well, what's your definition?  whoisalhedges   Jul-25-04 02:40 PM   #8 
  - Delusionary snobbery. There's a lot of that around.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 07:51 AM   #9 
     - Well, yes.  whoisalhedges   Jul-26-04 08:10 AM   #13 
  - Snobbery=Insecurity about one's self, imo. n/t  Mari333   Jul-26-04 07:54 AM   #10 
  - I'm a snob snob--for example, you are nowhere near snobbery yourself  jpgray   Jul-26-04 07:56 AM   #11 
  - You mean like.....  dryan   Jul-26-04 08:03 AM   #12 
  - its my middle name  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 08:12 AM   #14 
  - But I though 'speaks' was your middle name?  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 08:16 AM   #16 
     - That's my married name  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 08:23 AM   #18 
  - You mean...  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jul-26-04 08:14 AM   #15 
  - Well, that's social class-based snobbery.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 08:17 AM   #17 
     - you don't think it's an attempt to put oneself  tigereye   Jul-26-04 12:30 PM   #20 
        - LOL.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 12:35 PM   #21 
  - Something I try to avoid...  southpaw   Jul-26-04 08:38 AM   #19 
 
Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:13 PM
Response to Original message
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.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #1
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).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:15 PM
Response to Original message
2. Of course, my standards in other...
areas are probably pretty apalling to others.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:16 PM
Response to Original message
3. Snobbery is beneath me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:20 PM
Response to Original message
5. i don't want to be a snob, but most peoples tastes are so
pedestrian...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:23 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. That's a pretty good analysis.
I rather like that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:40 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #8
9. Delusionary snobbery. There's a lot of that around.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:10 AM
Response to Reply #9
13. Well, yes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:54 AM
Response to Original message
10. Snobbery=Insecurity about one's self, imo. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:56 AM
Response to Original message
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
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:03 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. You mean like.....
openly criticizing a grammar mistake that someone makes on DU.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:12 AM
Response to Original message
14. its my middle name
:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:16 AM
Response to Reply #14
16. But I though 'speaks' was your middle name?
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:23 AM
Response to Reply #16
18. That's my married name
The is my confirmation name.

The s-n-o-b are silent. And invisible - but omnipresent
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:14 AM
Response to Original message
15. You mean...
...sloane rangers, hooray henries and the like?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #15
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:30 PM
Response to Reply #17
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. ;)


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #20
21. LOL.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 08:38 AM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Aug 30th 2015, 11:57 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC