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snobbery

s no buh ree

  • n  the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

  • The snobbery of residence and place persists, although the price of housing makes it more complicated to bring off.
  • This kind of snobbery based upon a narrow but thorough trove of expertise is a bit depressing, because it reduces one of the great forms, snobbery, to the status of a mere hobby.
  • The policy wonk who lacks a light touch think Al Gore or Paul Simon is subject to attack by the popular press for what is perceived as snobbery, while our less .
News & Articles

  • Reading James Joyce's 'Ulysses' requires a heroic effort
    I've done it. I've scaled the heights of literary snobbery. I've read James Joyce's "Ulysses." You've heard of "Ulysses"? It's a famously dense, stream of consciousness novel, one that upon publication in 1922 was banned for tediousness. Sorry, banned for obscenity.
    June 16, 2013 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Reading 'Ulysses' requires heroic effort
    I've done it. I've scaled the heights of literary snobbery. I've read James Joyce's "Ulysses." You've heard of "Ulysses"? It's a famously dense, stream of consciousness novel, one that upon publication in 1922 was banned for tediousness. Sorry, banned for obscenity.
    June 16, 2013 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Burger time!
    In the food-obsessed climate in which we currently find ourselves – a climate that’s spawned countless food blogs, ubiquitous food photos on social media, rising levels of food snobbery and, naturally, higher food quality – it appears that the iconic burger is still king. No longer the sole domain of greasy spoons and fast-food joints, this most all-American of sandwiches (sorry, Germany) has ...
    June 11, 2013 - Orlando Weekly
Quotes

  • Steve Martin in Reuters UK
    I received bad reviews when I started with my stand-up act. 'The Jerk', one of my most enduring comedy films, was universally panned in America. And comedies always have to overcome critical snobbery,said Martin, 63. "It's just the way it...
  • Simon Cowell in Reuters Canada
    I absolutely love it when that happens,Cowell said. "There is so much snobbery in the music business about what we do on this show. So I think it is fantastic."
  • Mark Hughes in Sportinglife.com
    There is a snobbery in favour of foreign managers here,Hughes told the Daily Mirror. "Look, every British manager has respect for managers like Benitez and Ramos but the quality has to be right with other guys coming in, too. Maybe in...

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