Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:So I was talking with PWB and we were commenting on how everyone is a snob about something.

We agree we are snobs about remake movies, book-to-movies or worse comic book-to-movies.

I am a complete snob about:
plants- they need to be real and not plastic
less-than "professionals"- people who claim to be professionals who are less than in any aspect of performing (presentation, business, costuming, etc.)
burlesque- it is *not* stripping with a theme
bellydance- *read above*
flash tattoos- please be original and have it mean something

I have friends who are chocolate snobs, wine snobs, beer snobs. One is an absolute grammar snob.

PWB is a complete vehicle snob. If it's rice it ain't right. lol

None of these, I might add, are in a rude capacity. It just makes them really funny to be around when something they concider "less than" is around.

What are you a snob about? ...everyone is in some way, and it is not a bad thing! It just means you have a high standard. wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

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Posted:I am a snob about books...I have to have new books...I refuse to have second hand books or borrow books from a library....

I hate the thought of having thousands of people previously reading the book and putting their hands over all the pages...*shudder*

weird I know.


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:
yeah i'm grammar snob too. not to a huge extent, obviously i'm not that particular about punctuation, but people that write, for example, "there" in situations where it should be "their" or "they're" piss me right off.

And i agree on the bellydance... i am not a stripper.

(Can i defend rice just a little? There's nothing wrong with a nice sleek Japanese import, as long as you don't go stupid with the bling...)

i'm probably a snob about lots of things actually... i can't think of any more just now though.


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:No Fox,

You certainly aren't particular about punctuation!

And I think the imperfections you describe belong to the realm of spelling rather than grammer.

As well, a true grammar snob (me!!!!!!) would pick you up on 'people that write....'

'People who write', surely. eek wink



Now having established my credentials as a snob, I've also probably disproved them, as a REAL snob wouldn't even communicate with someone they thought beneath them!

So maybe I'm just a picky b*tch!



As for 'ricing' cars.. well, I drive a Suburu and would fall about laughing if someone tried to snob it in favour of a Ford!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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tainted


tainted

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Location: London

Total posts: 422
Posted:Im a snob about
1- Books (esp Anne Rice Books)
2- Kids behaving bad / showing no respect
3- Music snob
4- Water snob
- crisp snob


There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 784
Posted:as in you dont like Anne Eice books?

Do we sleep when we die?

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:Coffee--Please, arabica beans. And Fair Trade, please. Slave labor is sooo last decade!

Rubber wrist bands. Please...wear them only when they support a social cause (Livestrong Campaign, Live for a Cure, Breast Cancer, Gay Marriage, etc.). Don't just wear rip-off ones to be cool.

I'll have to think about other things but for now...off to work!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Lycanthrope


Lycanthrope

The original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
Location: Blackhill, Australia

Total posts: 209
Posted:i am the vampire lestat.............

snobby about schools sometimes, not my fault its been programmed into me from the very beginning,
me-"mum can i go to a public or catholic school"
mum-"lmao lmao lmao why dont you just join the circus"
me - "hmmm"
eeksee really not my fault


Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:pele said "if it ain't rice it ain't right" confused i'm not a car person at all (as long as it goes i'm happy! tongue ) so i have no idea what that means!! ubblol

yay for the rubber wrist band snobs! ubblol i think i'm one of those too. i've seen tons of people wearing yellow ones...i have no idea what they're for though! i have one for sids (sudden infant death syndrome) & then i saw all these stupid rip off ones! pfft!

i'm probably a snob about...other stuff. ubblol i'm sure there's something else! tongue

ooooh i know! emails that you get seven times!! especially when i work in an office with less than 30 people & they all get the email then a bunch of people decide that it's the funniest or sweetest thing ever so they just have to send it on!! ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:I'm snobby about A LOT of things...

1) Things that I pay for. They mustn't be crap. I refuse to pay for crap.

2)I'm the same with book-to-film movies. I really want to see one that hasn't had the director/whoever change the plot (is that the right word?) or at least change events in a story. Or miss bits out. I know, time is an issue, but some really good bits and valuable information gets missed out so often!

3) My spinning/juggling/sticking/guitar playing/in fact everything I do. I want to do things perfectly everytime. Not such a good point about myself, but I always think and wish I could do better.

too many other things to list.


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:ketchup

I cant do the cheap stuff.
Heinz or All gold(36 tomatoes crammed into every bottle!)
I even carry sachets of heinz in my bag incase I go eat somewhere where they only provide the watered-down stuff.


"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:My parents are middle class snobs and i went to a really snobby school.
It programmed me into being a snob myself and I have spend the last few years trying to be less snobby.

Now most of my snobbery is to do with parenting/role models etc because i work with kids

Grammar - How are children supposed to learn what is correct if their parents are saying stuff like 'you aint getting none' etc..
Swearing - I hate it when people swear infront of children (esp when it is actually aimed at the child). I would never swear infront of my parents or any of my friends parents and it makes me cringe when i hear other people do it!
I could rant about swearing for ages
Smoking - infront of children, esp young kids.


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DarthMeaux


The artist formerly known as Phae'xorl.
Location: South-East Ohio (the foothills...

Total posts: 145
Posted:I am a bit of a music snob...I hate it about myself tooredface...For instance if I really like a band, and then all of the sudden they get really popular, it bothers me...I know it should not (espicially since I am all about good bands getting the money they deserve), but it does. I like to have the "special band" that no one else knows about....
...there are more things, I am sure, but I can't think of them now...I shall add later...


"...heaven is ordering a six piece chicken nugget and getting seven...and a switchblade."

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Parenting: ooooh...yeah...I'm a parenting snob too. And if the (young) kids show disrespect, I completely blame the parent.

Fabric: I can not wear nasty, scratchy, icky 100% polyester or an acrylic sweater. It doesn't look or feel right.

Self-Induced Ignorance: When people talk, or worse, teach about something they know nothing about. Or when they watch one video and think they know everything. It doesn't take much to research anything anymore, just a few clicks, so this particularly gets me.

And let me reiterate..Flash Tattoos- I figured out last night this is what I am absolutely *the* most snobby about when I asked someone about their tattoo and they said, "I walked in and it looked good on the wall so I figured it would look good on me." It gave me such tight booty and I had to fight to not say something. Made PWB laugh.

A Water snob? As in drinking water or only wanting to swim in crystal clear water?

The wrist rubber bands. I have a recent story about that...PWB's brother showed up wearing an orange one (to stop smoking) the other day. We asked him what it meant. When he said we asked him if he was going to stop smoking and he made a funny face and said "No". WTF????


Gita:
"Rice" about a car doesn't refer simply to the make of the car, it refers to what is done to the car. Many people will go out and purchase race-style additions to a car such as an oversized muffler pipe (that is called a coffee can), a *huge* multi-level wing on the back (a razor head), a scoop hood, and put it on their (usually) japanese made car, which makes all of these things useless and for vanity only. Most of the time, it is done pretty poorly as the real adjustments can be quite pricey.
Then they will deck it out in underbelly neon, tint the glass to an illegal darkness, put colored covers on the headlights and complain that the cops are out to get them when they get pulled over. *That* is ricing.
PWB has drag raced his truck on a legit track and won awards, so his adjustments have been useful (lowered, scoop hood, ground effects all to lower wind resistance). Then he is a mod on a car/truck bb where kids come on and use incorrect terms when they rice up their cars. Drives him crazy, but it is funny as hell for me to watch. ubblol
Newgabe, Ford is good for work trucks. That's it.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Oh rice means that. Thought it meant Asian.

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Total posts: 319
Posted:I'm with Phae'xorl on the music snob thing-I always feel like I have to be the first of my friends to hear of a new band. I also definately am a snob about book-to-movies, partly because my mom has always told me I have to read the book before I see the movie.

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

Total posts: 1097
Posted:i think im generally a snob with most things, cant really pick out a few.

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:I'm not really sure, there are probably plenty of things though.

Not sure if these fit, but oh well

I suppose with bands, I try to get into the more unknown bands, and I was a fan of GC back around 2000 when no one had heard of them out here, then when Lifestyles came out everyone was their biggest fan because it was "cool to be a GC fan" and I am like that with other bands too... thats just one of the worst.

Barbies: no not the style of cooking (as in Barbecue) or the doll, I mean the people, the girls who look like they are made out of plastic and always have the latest fashions, even if they dont like them, just to fit in...

umm... not sure what else...


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Fathom
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

Fathom

member
Location: Online!, USA

Total posts: 103
Posted:Equipment. Any music or computer electronics i buy have to be new. I dont know why and its cost a lot of money instead of just buying second hand but i just cant bring myself to buy preowned.

Kangaroo Island eh? I hear that place is really hopping!

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, Unit...

Total posts: 4217
Posted:I'm only a snob about non physical things like behavior and attitude and people who can't speak english (or write it for that matter)

Why do some people say of instead of have?
Eg "I would of except she was there instead" They're two different bloody words with different meanings!!
Any scottish people who don't do this?
grrrrrr!


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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polythene


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Location: London/ Surrey

Total posts: 1359
Posted:I think people get confused with 'would have' and 'would of' because people like me use 'would've' and it gets misheard biggrin

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:pele - thanks muchly for clearing that up!! biggrin now i'm a little disturbed... ubblol i've seen the cars all done up like that...i don't get it! but that's just me!! the people who do that seem to love it & take care of their cars, so yay for them!! biggrin

to add another one to my list...add me to the book-to-movie thing too!! ubblol i've yet to see a decent book-to-movie effort!! biggrin


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: Pele

Fabric: I can not wear nasty, scratchy, icky 100% polyester or an acrylic sweater. It doesn't look or feel right.



I'm exactly the same. Most of my family don't understand, which is where the Fire Spinning practicality issue comes in rather handy cool

Apart from that, I think the only other thing I'm a snob about is films. Some people pride themselves on having a huge film collection but I have next to none, simply because there's very few films I'd want to watch more than once. Similarly, although I rarely go, I have been known to see the same film as many as 3 times in the cinema, usually because different friends want to see it at different times smile


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:Oh... WINE.

I am such a wine snob. Wine does not come from boxes. Anything coming out of a box might be *called* wine, but it isn't really wine. Furthermore, wine should never be advertised. Not in print, not on TV, not on the radio.

A good wine need not be expensive; one of the best bottles I ever had was US$3.99. But wine is an art.

I'm also a tea snob. No lipton for me. Tetley, Typhoo, etc... all fine.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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