[Homeroast] small world

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Jul 24 12:52:34 CDT 2010

I think the dictionary has it nailed.

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 coffee snob.

1775–85;  orig. uncert; first used as a nickname for a cobbler or 
cobbler's apprentice, hence a townsman, someone of low class or lacking 
good breeding, commoner, hence someone who imitates persons of higher rank

Doug Hoople wrote:
> The definition of a "coffee snob" is quite simple: someone who sneers at the
> way another enjoys his/her coffee, however well justified.
> Doug
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