Monday, April 12, 2010

What is a snob?

I have included the definition of snob, for your perusal. In my opinion, it refers most to looking down on others, not so much to appreciating pretty things, whether they come from the handmade community, the store, or the BargainFinder. It is not a nice word to use for someone that you care about, especially when used thusly: '...a total snob' which is: a) a vast generalization, and b) again is not applied correctly to people, but to things. If you have been called a snob, because you like to collect items, utilitarian and not, that are pretty and functional...then I feel badly for you, and I can relate, b/c it has happened to me too.

I have also included the definition for backbite (see below).


a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others.
a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur in a given field and is condescending toward or disdainful of those who hold other opinions or have different tastes regarding this field: a musical snob.


–verb (used with object)
to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present).
–verb (used without object)
to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present.

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