Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Aren’t you a bunch of elitist snobs?

FAQ # 7

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Not at all. We’re just a group of charming radicals who love first-class words. If you met us on the street, you would be favorably impressed by our charisma and sparkling conversation.

That and our very, very good looks.

2 Comments:

Blogger © 2003-2007 M-mv said...

From Snobbery (by the incomparable Joseph Epstein):

"High standards generally — about workmanship in the creation of objects, about what is owed in friendship, about the quality of art, and much else — far from being snobbish, are required to maintain decency in life. When the people who value these things are called snobs, the word is usually being used in a purely sour-grapes way. 'Elitist,' a politically super-charged word, is almost invariably another sour-grapes word, at least when used to denigrate people who insist on a high standard... Delight in excellence is easily confused with snobbery by the ignorant."

Delight in excellence is easily confused with snobbery by the ignorant.

Just remember that.

12:29 PM  
Blogger martin said...

And impressed by your modesty, naturally!

12:27 PM  

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