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May 22, 2002 12:38 AM   Subscribe

Are you a snob? When was the last time you judged someone on their shoes?
posted by Frasermoo (44 comments total)

 
I'm at 67% snob, which I think is a bit low. But then, I'm not British. I think an American version of this test would be a lot different.
posted by bingo at 1:25 AM on May 22, 2002


Well I was 70%, so I look down at your 67%.
posted by Frasermoo at 1:26 AM on May 22, 2002


Are you a berk? When was the last time you judged someone on their looks?
posted by dash_slot- at 1:34 AM on May 22, 2002


74% - but what a tawdry quiz...what sort of person fills out these tatty websites for the proles...?

Oh...me...
posted by mattr at 1:38 AM on May 22, 2002


My shoes are really not nearly as nice as the ones they presumably think would make people would judge ill of you. You can see one of my toes. But their quiz says I'm 59 percent snob because I am. At least 59 percent. Just not with clothing.
posted by pracowity at 1:53 AM on May 22, 2002


dash_slot - as you pay such heed to my posting you'll know the answer is - not long ago. however my judgement on her was made on her actions way before I had seen her picture. Now, why don't you stop worrying about me and get back to your little politically correct bubble.

I say it was a sad day when we lost the stocks in this country.
posted by Frasermoo at 1:53 AM on May 22, 2002


My first sentence is a jumble. Sorry. Popping pills.
posted by pracowity at 1:54 AM on May 22, 2002


Over there.
posted by dash_slot- at 2:20 AM on May 22, 2002


28% snob, but then again, I didn't understand half the questions.
posted by jessamyn at 2:27 AM on May 22, 2002


I'm exactly half snob, which is how my nose got this severe twist. I'm also, based on my own calculations after those questions, twenty percent idiot when it comes to British culture references.
posted by Nothing at 2:38 AM on May 22, 2002


I'm British and I didn't understand half the cultural references..
posted by salmacis at 2:54 AM on May 22, 2002


I understood all the cultural references apart from chukka, which probably accounts for my lowly 37 percent status.
posted by Summer at 2:59 AM on May 22, 2002


Chukka = something to do with polo...

54% snob, which is a huge improvement on the 75% ageing hypocrite which I managed on that SeeThru quiz thingy...
posted by bifter at 3:27 AM on May 22, 2002


Should be renamed "Are you a member of the English upper middle class, or would you like to be?"

Don't know where that leaves me with my 54%.
posted by ceiriog at 4:00 AM on May 22, 2002


Good breeding, manners and not wanting to mix with peasants has nothing to do with wanting to be upper middle class.

I bet you drink cider.
posted by Spoon at 4:12 AM on May 22, 2002


41%. I'm the biggest snob in Bradford.
posted by vbfg at 4:44 AM on May 22, 2002


And the only vibrating bum-faced goat, no doubt.
posted by pracowity at 4:48 AM on May 22, 2002


what wrong with cider?
and ditto on the brit references, didn't understand what more than half the questions were about...
posted by juv3nal at 4:50 AM on May 22, 2002


78%. Blimey. Just goes to show the benefits of a good old traditional public school education - even for an poor immigrant like myself.. Although apparently I'm not quite a snob - just upper middle class, to quote "be aware that at 78% you are to the world of snobs what Fergie was to the Royal Family: a big ginger embarrassment. When you're next at a party, remember that the person everyone's pointing and laughing at is you". I start at Oxford uni in October, give me a few years there and I'll get into that VIP lounge.. Grr..

A chukka is an ankle length comfy leather boot - think it also has something to do with polo, although that could be chukker...
posted by Mossy at 5:19 AM on May 22, 2002


I thought a chukka was someone who couldn't hold their drink. I understand my low score now.
posted by vbfg at 5:27 AM on May 22, 2002


But what's the significance of cider? Is that what people in trailers drink?
posted by pracowity at 5:30 AM on May 22, 2002


87%, wow, I think it helps to have an anglophile for a mother. Yup, chukka, sp varies, is commonly used to describe the period of a round, a chukker, the r gets dropped in india, (chha•ka, is an entirely different word, but works wonders at a polo match) I think it had something to do with shoes too. (don't remember that too well, not sure) Haven't been to a polo match in over a decade now, miss the cocktails, spent my polo watching years at the bar.
posted by bittennails at 5:31 AM on May 22, 2002


Only 72%, I really must stop associating with plebs.
posted by Tarrama at 5:39 AM on May 22, 2002


Heh. I was with a group of women recently who said they judged men based on the shoes they wore. I told them I judged women based on how they judged men.
posted by Phaedrus at 5:41 AM on May 22, 2002


a chukka is an ankle-length leather boot, worn during polo.

74%.
posted by schlaager at 6:10 AM on May 22, 2002


Cider: the drink of the disaffected youth the length and breadth of the UK. It was when I counted myself amongst their number anyway. V.cheap and it gets you pissed.
posted by vbfg at 6:18 AM on May 22, 2002


Spoon: Anyone who actually has "good breeding [and] manners" would never say something as crass as "not wanting to mix with peasants".

Mine's a bottle of Blod, if you're buying.
posted by ceiriog at 6:20 AM on May 22, 2002


ceiriog: anyone who actually has "good breeding [and] manners" is probably a direct result of something as crass as "not wanting to mix with peasants".
posted by quonsar at 6:26 AM on May 22, 2002


You probably shop at ASDA.
posted by Spoon at 6:28 AM on May 22, 2002


<---- too snobby to deign to take this test
posted by rushmc at 6:29 AM on May 22, 2002


who me? 67% for me. That's less snobby than frasermoo. You should hear him when he gets going.
posted by Spoon at 6:45 AM on May 22, 2002


60%. Thankfully.

Time to go make a trailer payment and watch my "Cops" video. Gotta catch up on what the relatives are up to.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:56 AM on May 22, 2002


58%. . .but then I pretended to now what a chukka is. . .and I really have no clue. . .I just didn't want to look ignorant even to whatever server is running this quiz. . .
posted by Danf at 7:17 AM on May 22, 2002


Apparently I'm such a snob that I broke the stinking quiz.

"Loading" my foot... I answered all those goofy questions and now I want to be judged, damnit!

*twiddles thumbs some more*
posted by Sapphireblue at 8:40 AM on May 22, 2002


63 % for me

dash_slot, you're number 13,659 and already feel like being a MetaTalk policeman and telling people where to post what? _That's_ real snobbery...
posted by matteo at 9:58 AM on May 22, 2002


chukka is also sometimes used to mean "food" as in the series "Pukka Chukka" with that Naked Chef fellow, though I'm sure in this context it was referring to polo.

50% snob.
posted by briank at 10:15 AM on May 22, 2002


Hmmm...78% snob. That's OK. I actually enjoy Fergie.
posted by gummi at 1:01 PM on May 22, 2002


Wouldn't that be pukka tucker, briank?
posted by Summer at 2:21 PM on May 22, 2002


Nah, matteo, you have missed my point. I was saying "i'm not going to further derail this thread, it seems more appropriate to slug it out over there".

My user no. is almost irrelevant: members are members are members, a classless society. No snobbery here... YAY.

I've been visiting here long enough and regularly enough to have a good grasp - I believe - of the etiquette. This includes objecting to offensive language and attacking the arguments, not the person; which is why I posted in the original thread [http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/17269] where F_M and others disagreed with a variety of folks, inc. me.

I'll sit in the stocks and you can pay your 50p's to throw wet sponges at me (then it's your turn, eh, Fraser? How about at St Barnabas School Fete?)
I then thought there was a connection between the two posts: Q.E.D.
BTW, the defence of "my judgement on her was made on her actions way before I had seen her picture" is not borne out by the posting record. ;)
posted by dash_slot- at 3:35 PM on May 22, 2002



PS: I'll sit in the stocks & you can throw wet sponges at me for 50p (then it's your turn, eh, Fraser? How about St. Barnabas's School Fete?)
posted by dash_slot- at 3:38 PM on May 22, 2002


63%. Which is funny, because I didn't understand half of the references either, and because all my friends call me a snob. (i.e. "What, you don't want to listen to Top 40 radio? You're such a music snob." or "What, is American Pie 2 just not ar-tis-tic enough for you?") I try to explain to them there's a difference between being a snob and having taste, which invariably makes it worse. Ah, college...
posted by nath at 3:51 PM on May 22, 2002


I'm sorry...I wasn't listening...did one of you idiots say something?
posted by Opus Dark at 4:01 PM on May 22, 2002


41% snob, advised to watch my intake of sunblushed tomatoes. message received.
posted by asok at 5:06 AM on May 24, 2002


arrgh, yes, summer, you're right.....

(feeling all tuckered out)
posted by briank at 6:29 AM on May 24, 2002


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