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Snobbery

Tom R

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OK, I'm no fan of Texas, never been there but there seems to be an air of superiority in some of the rather than strings. Being so, I think we should nominate the snobbiest place we're familiar with. I'm still mulling around in my "mind" what mine is and will add it when the dust settles around my synapses.
 
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No offense to statler or El Feo but I've always found Bostonians to be quite a snobby bunch of yanks. :p
 

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Planderella said:
No offense to statler or El Feo but I've always found Bostonians to be quite a snobby bunch of yanks. :p
Why do you think the rest of New England calls 'em MASSHOLES? :p
 

El Feo

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Planderella said:
No offense to statler or El Feo but I've always found Bostonians to be quite a snobby bunch of yanks. :p
Planderella, I'm Kentuckian! No offense taken.
 

Chet

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my locality: The Chicago North Shore

in the USofA: Boston, MA; Carlsbad, CA; Vale, CO

in my other travels: None really,
 

PlannerGirl

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Oh i 2nd Vail, it was hellish

went there with the ex hubby to be-i was in hell for 5 days. and i am soooo totaly angry with folks that wear fur and there was a bunch of it walking around

vail was a rip off and dirty

snotty to the nth degree
 

el Guapo

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Overall - The French outside of France - In France they are tollerable.

US - Anyone from MASS in MASS who has the slightest link to the Kennedys. May they all eventually ride with Teddy!

LOCAL - Denver Bronco's fans in SUVs from Stonecrest.

I like that healthy Texas Uber Alles Attitude.
 

Repo Man

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I agree with bturk - people in the northern suburbs of Chicago, especially Evanston, are quite snobby.

I also found Boston to be a bit snobbish. I had a friend who moved out there and she said that she noticed it a lot at first. Then she slowly transformed into one herself.

I think that the "richer" suburbs of most metropolitan areas are usually pretty snobbish. For example, the Milwaukee area suburbs of Brookfield, Mequon, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, and Elm Grove have a reputation of being pretty snobbish.
 

Tom R

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snobbery

I ran into outright hostility - snobbery to the max - in French speaking Canada (Quebecquois) as soon as they figured (and it didn't take long) that I was an American angliphone. That was during one of their separatist up risings. Might be different. There are a lot of neaveau riches communities here in Ohio (I work in one) and they're pretty much insufferable. Cleveland and Akron folks are mostly down to earth with some local exceptions.
 

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I had a feeling Boston would be 1st on everybody's list. I guess we do have that reputation. I not sure what can be done about it. I try to be as friendly as possible to vistors. Sorry to hear you all had such bad experiences in my town. :(
 

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As far as general "our city is better than ever other city out there" snobbery, my votes go to ...

1) New York - Ever run into NYC transplants? "The [insert name of food, urban amenity, etc.] here isn't as good as the [name fo food, urban amenity, etc.] back in New York." You hear that whine for everything -- bagels, pizza, tap water -- everything. Case proven.
2) San Francisco
3) Toronto
4) Charlotte

For a snobbish "ooh, we're soooooo upscale" attitude shared collectively throughout an entire metropolitan region, I'll say ...

1) Santa Fe
2) Washington, D.C.
3) San Francisco
3) Denver/Boulder
 

PlannerGirl

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Lol im with ya on Charlotte and DC Dan

Charlotte as an "we want to be Atlanta" complex and DC has this "the world revolves around us" mindset becouse of the arts etc. And I catch myself buying into this-its a great place to live but its not the center of the universe

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BKM

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I agree with Dan about San Francisco's snobbery. (It is earned, in my opinion :) )

What other city is referred to in the local newspaper as The City (in caps).

Although I am a lefty, I do find the insufferable political correctness accompanies the snobbery here.

Vacaville itself, where I live, is very blue collar and down-to-earth.

Fairfield, where I work, is a combination of snobby exurban commuters, gang bangers, blue collar joes, and Air Force retirees.
 

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jtfortin said:
I agree with bturk - people in the northern suburbs of Chicago, especially Evanston, are quite snobby.
Gotta agree on the north 'burbs, but Evanston is far from the worst. Try Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, etc. For anyone who may not be familiar, think of any John Hughes movie - Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day off, Risky Business, etc. The Breakfast Club was filmed in my high school.
 

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Dallas is snob central. North Dallas is the worst. It's all about the rich soccer mom's talking on the cell phones to the nanny because they only had children as a status symbol to compliment the Mrs. degree they landed at school-
 

nerudite

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I agree with San Francisco... but even more so, I would say go north... like to Marin County. Man, talk about snobby!

Of course, don't forget the City of Beverly Hills. We'll just gloss over all those slums.

I have a habit for some reason of working for snobby cities. Cases in point: St. Helena, CA, (wine country... snobbier than Napa, probably on par with Rutherford or Calistoga), Davis, CA, (a.k.a. the Republic of Davis... bizarre clan of the neo-wealthy who are still clinging to their teenage hippie ways... and because of Village Homes, greenbelts, and toad tunnels, the planners can be pretty snobby, too), and lastly my current position with the City of St. Albert... it's as close as you can come to being the Marin County of the Edmonton MSA. I guess I like the challenge...

But I'd include all three little burgs on your list. :)
 

El Feo

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Planderella said:


Ooops!! I could've sworn you were from Boston.
I live in Massachusetts and work in Boston, but when you're born in Kentucky, well, that's always home.

In defense of Boston, though, I have to say that it's not that different from any other city I've ever lived or worked in - the people I work with and know are friendly folks, but of course there are snotty bluebloods and a fair number of "trixies." This makes it exactly the same (in my experience) as Washington, D.C./Arlington, Va., Columbia and Charleston, S.C., etc. I have been genuinely shocked, though, by the level of latent racism in such a "liberal and progressive" city. Nevertheless, here in Boston the people you meet on the street are more likely to be helpful and friendly than not.

When it comes to bad impressions re: snotty people, my top five would have to be:

1. Washington, D.C
2. San Francisco, Cal.
3. Santa Fe, N.M.
4. Paris, France (though French country folks are great)
5. Chamonix, France (clearly, I'm not beautiful enough)
 

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Michael Stumpf said:


Gotta agree on the north 'burbs, but Evanston is far from the worst. Try Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, etc. For anyone who may not be familiar, think of any John Hughes movie - Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day off, Risky Business, etc. The Breakfast Club was filmed in my high school.
wan't that glenbard east?
 

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I thought it was New Trier. I had a buddy in college that went there ... his yearbook was filled with names of celebrities. I actually went inside New Trier once, and it looked like a normal, ordinary high school.
 

boiker

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heh.. i think I may be one of the most famous people to come out of my high school.....which isn't saying much.
 
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