[Ads-l] X snob shift

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Oct 26 16:32:48 UTC 2015


> Il giorno 26 ott 2015, alle ore 08:07, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> ha scritto:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: X snob shift
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>> On Oct 26, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>> I agree with Jon -- an X snob looks down on people who know less about =
> X than he/she does.
> 
> I see it that way too, as a reclamation of a slur:  "Yes, I'm an X snob, =
> and proud of it!"  Don't know if that's happened with "X nazi" yet, =
> though.  The original "soup nazi" wasn't prepared to reclaim the =
> epithet.

Ahh, okay. Now I understand your earlier e-mail, thank you. Since I’m a withdrawal snob, I withdraw for now. BB
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