"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
I think Ben English may be slightly off the mark with his reply. A good friend who was born in the UK and who's lived in the US for 20 years explained that it's not snobbery, it's just snottiness. In fact, he calls his former homeland The Snotty Isles and shrinks from visiting there often. According to my friend, when a (certain kind of) Brit is confronted with something he doesn't understand, never heard of or doesn't want to deal with he becomes snotty and dismissive. He claims it's a national character trait.
An important distinction, and, no doubt, correct.
Well okay then. No sense in getting in a snit over this snot.Maybe that explains the "Barmy Army".
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