Leading on from the Slummy Mummy - Yummy Mummy etc thread. Are you a snob or and anti-snob.
We all know broke people who spend up on tick to look rich and act like their S**t don't stink. We also all know people with boxes of money lying around the house who get around unadorned in tracky pants and thongs... and all points in between.
No matter what their wealth, people try to be snobs or anti-snobs. So what are you lot?
WayneL is a committed anti-snob. I manage to look like an out of work artist no matter how much money I have. I hate snobs.
The word "snob" came from Cambridge and Oxford universities. These institutions were once only open to aristocracy. When the unis were opened to "commoners", they were signified with the words "sine nobilitate", which means "without nobility".
This was eventually shortened to "s. nob.". Then snob.
So a snob was originally a low brow and looked down upon by the aristocrats.
But of course the snobs likewise looked down upon the uneducated, hence the meaning gradually changed to the present meaning... one who is offended by those of lower status.