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Poll: I am most snobby about:
  • 25.3% - Music. 486
  • 5.9% - Art. 114
  • 13.2% - Cars. 253
  • 11.3% - Literature. 217
  • 12% - Wine. 231
  • 23.5% - The quality of my spray cheese. 452
  • 8.7% - Only the best canned cheddar for me! 167
1920 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

ckeilah


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...the quality of the polls I'm willing to take. :-P

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CharlesP2009


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I chose art but in actuality I'm most snobby about movies and TV.

natalieug


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Once a pretentious record store employee, always a pretentious record store employee.

curtisuxor


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Pornography.

elsupreme


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I put cars, but really it is bicycles, and to a lesser extent shoes.

I have a few pairs of NICE shoes. Way better than many pairs of ehh shoes.

mdkopper


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Spam

scottpeterson1035


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I'm very snobby about education and my craft beer.

dg12345


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Coffee

craigthom


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Grammar, beer, and movies, not necessarily in that order.

I try to keep my snobbiness to myself, though. Instead of showing my distaste I just quietly lower my opinion of the other person.

OK, I am snobby about wine, too. And food. And music. And pretty much everything else. But I remain silent when someone writes "should have went"; I simply think less of him or her.

rpm


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What's snobby?

My grandfather said a gentleman should know something about wine, tobacco, and women, not necessarily in that order. And, be able to ride, fence, and shoot well.

He also said a gentleman should be well-read, but should not 'smell of the lamp'.

One tries.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

saquack


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Chocolate. I love me some good quality dark chocolate.

mytdawg


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I went with spray cheese but it's probably cars. And by that I mean cars nobody else would own. A reverse car snob.

Funkthulhu


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Why is Beer not an option?

And why is Beer not an option to buy?!?

where's the love for your fellow fermented bretheren?

"Ph'nglui nglw'nafh Funkthulhu R'Lomaha wgah'nagl wootagn"*

*In his house in Omaha, Funkthulhu is Wooting. . .

kmagt


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Not texting. It's rude, dangerous (lost a beloved pick to a texter) and I'd rather hear my wife laugh than to see her type LOL.

laeggerichs


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Food.

hosesplus


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My time, my time IS more valuable than your time. I hate to go anywhere for an appointment to find the other person is very late or a no show. I'm not an ass about it,5 or 10 minutes can be unavoidable but some people just figure that you should waste your time waiting around for them. I am more than happy to disabuse them of that notion.

FIGHTING CRIME AND INDIFFERENCE SINCE 8:32 THIS MORNING

fiachra


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dg12345 wrote:Coffee





Yeah.. I was wondering why this wasn't on the list myself.

Winedavid39


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rpm wrote:What's snobby?

My grandfather said a gentleman should know something about wine, tobacco, and women, not necessarily in that order. And, be able to ride, fence, and shoot well.

He also said a gentleman should be well-read, but should not 'smell of the lamp'.

One tries.



smell of the lamp. does that mean to not sit and read too much? sorry, i'm a little slow.

kylemittskus


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Winedavid39 wrote:smell of the lamp. does that mean to not sit and read too much? sorry, i'm a little slow.



Basically, yes. Ancient Greek phrase for "doesn't get out much."

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

Blochead


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natalieug wrote:Once a pretentious record store employee, always a pretentious record store employee.



Good way to know if you are a pretentious music snob: If somebody is discussing the latest new indie "it" band and you are completely over that band cuz you were a fan before they signed to a "major" indie label but still kinda dig the drummer's side project.

HaveAWootDay


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Hot Sauce

Patsycar


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Oh puuuulleeeezze, people!! Don't even GET me started on my Christmas sweater collection!

ckeilah


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Grammar! Good call. The destruction of the English language, thanks to teh Interwebz, is so bothersome I'm considering re-attempting Chinese, so I won't notice.

Beer - just brew your own.
Coffee - just brew your own.

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jtechau


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Mmmm... beer.

rpm


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Winedavid39 wrote:smell of the lamp. does that mean to not sit and read too much? sorry, i'm a little slow.



The Latin is olet lucernam or redolet lucernam: "it smells of the lamp." It is a condemnation from the classical world, when lamps burned oil and hence gave off a noticeable smell. The phrase implies one has worked too hard and long into the night (or stayed in a room lit by a lamp) to attain knowledge or to work on something. Sort of like calling someone a "greasy grind" or "bookworm".

The notion my grandfather was trying to convey is that one should be learned, but ought to wear ones learning easily, without pedantry or arrogance.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

rjquillin


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Winedavid39 wrote:smell of the lamp. does that mean to not sit and read too much? sorry, I'm a little slow.


A bit late to the party here, but I was thinking along the lines too of the odor of oil or, more recently, kerosene, when used for lighting or heating. Having used the latter for both, it does impart a lingering aroma to the surroundings, but rpm does a much better job of putting this into context.

CT

jawlz


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I try to avoid snobbery, as it implies a certain 'looking down your nose at others' quality that I find it rather distasteful in others. That said, there is nothing wrong with having standards that you appreciate being met. Of the options presented here, I would probably choose literature or art, though really that's just because my tastes in the subjects are bit more narrow than they are in the others presented.