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topdog1961

Are you a "snob" of anything?

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topdog1961

We’ve had threads on the relative quality of grills, coffee, beer, wine, and always guns and boots.   In these, several people are self-confessed “snobs”.  If you’ve read my posts you know I’m not a snob of any of these, but I’m not above being a snob.  The first three likely stem from my Eastern KY roots:

 

Cole Slaw- none of that vinegary watered down German stuff for me.  Make mine in a rich white dressing, slightly sweet.  My wife’s homemade is best, Chief’s and the local deli are good for store bought, Walmart tastes like shredded cardboard.

 

Green Beans- White Half Runner please, cooked with a ham hock or bacon grease, allowed to mature so there is some “bean” to go with the “green”.  Blue Lake variety for an occasional change. Dry them on an old sheet on the rooftop in the summer sun, like my mom did, for a special treat.

 

Tomatoes- no crispy, watery tomatoes for me.  Make mine big, meaty, tender Beefsteaks, ripened on the vine and I'm in heaven. 

 

Lawn Equipment- I started mowing for $ with my dad’s reel mower and bought my first used rider at age 12 with my own money.  I mowed lawns for cash until I graduated college, mostly with crappy riders.   I now mow 4 acres and can’t stand department store mowers, gimme a good commercial unit.  I got an 89 John Deere 910 front deck with my house in 95.  I used it until it gave out in 2014.  Then I picked up a 61 inch front deck Grasshopper zero turn.  It’s a beast.  But true to my inner cheapskate, it’s older than the JD was, an 87.  But it’s 3 cylinder water cooled Kubota won’t stop (knock on wood), it handles like an X-wing fighter, and mows beautifully. Recently I helped a nephew mow his yard using his 5 year old 60 inch Bad Boy zero-turn, it handled like my 18 foot boat, half the controls are broke, and it won’t be going strong when it’s 31. I also have a sweetheart of a 69 Wheelhorse, and a primo all steel 78 Gilson snow thrower. All my handheld stuff is Stihl.

 

What are you a “snob” of?

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watermen

If you're selling the hopper, I'm buying:)

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frak

Yes. For me, only the finest of hunting canines will do: the welsh springer spaniel.  All of the others are but pale imitations.

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RuffChaser

I consider myself a grouse hunter so some would say that inherently makes me snob. Otherwise I would say I have some preferences but I don't think Id consider myself a snob.

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Kansas Bound

I refuse to eat at a casino buffet. I can't enjoy a meal with those type of people. Sorry if this offends anyone on here.

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Brad Eden

Snob: a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people.

 

By that definition I am a snob about Toyota trucks and Apple products. I'm not the least bit of a snob about my choice in dogs or guns or shooting. Although I'm a snob about the absolute perfection of the 7mm-08 for whitetail deer. But like RuffChaser said, I'm inherently a snob because I hunt the King of Game birds exclusively, save for Woodcock. (But hunting with flushing dogs tempers my grouse hunter snobbishness. If I had Setters I'd be downright snootish, and if with Pointers, insufferable.)

 

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Don Steese

I have darn little interest in shooting anything other than a side by side, even though they're probably not the most efficient thing I could be using.

 

Back when I was drinking I would not drink any "lite" beer. If that's all that was available, I'd drink something else.

 

Any meat done more than medium rare gets rejected.

 

Flavored coffee is a oxymoron. Coffee comes flavored.

 

Martinis don't taste like chocolate or apples. They taste like pine needles!!

 

If you're going to a wedding, funeral, church or a really fine restaurant you wear a coat and tie. Being "comfortable" is overrated.

 

Real tortillas are made with corn.  

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BlacknTan

I'm a tee shirt snob...

 

I wear Hanes, and I look down on those who wear Fruit of the Loom...

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Brad Eden
1 minute ago, BlacknTan said:

I'm a tee shirt snob...

 

I wear Hanes, and I look down on those who wear Fruit of the Loom...

 

Same but that applies to my tighty whities. Seriously.

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oak stob

Other than when hunting turkeys, I refuse to wear camo, even on a cap.

Camo, when falling to “hunter” fashion, as so often seen today...never, not for me.

 

If God had meant for there to be sugar in cornbread, he would have named it corncake.

 

I detest and would never use the new Browning “Sweet 16” because....it ain’t one.

Had Browning not played off an image, I suspect I might have tried one.

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Marc Ret

I guess you could say I'm a "snob" snob. I can't stand egotists nor elitists.  I don't care what gun you shoot, rod you fish or how much money you make (or don't). I shoot pool with one buddy who drives a garbage truck. Another, one of my best friends, spends a good deal of time with the über wealthy, celebrities and heads of state. Neither treat me any different and I reciprocate that respect. 

 

As to "material" snobbery, I have my preferences but it doesn't extend to anyone else's choices.  I don't much care for light beer but I don't act like a Prima Donna if a buddy offers me one. One thing my father drilled in to me was always buy the best you can afford. When it comes to certain things like guns and tools, I've followed that advice but it's not about being a snob for me. 

 

One area I might consider myself a snob is music. Some of the garbage I hear others listening to makes me want to put a gun in my mouth. 

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aje4

I wouldn’t call myself a snob but I do prefer Yamaha’s, St Croix rods, Shimano, Diawa or Pflueger reels, older Ithaca/SKB’s, Weatherby’s, Miruko’s, hmmmm....I’m sure there is more....lol

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RMH

I've become quite particular about internet hunting sites. People who don't have a dog and people with completely untrained, out of control dogs. I just can't take them seriously. You'd think the shame of either would keep them house bound.

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Two Barrels

Bananna Pudding and Fried Okra for me.  They both have to be the way my Grandmother made them.  My Mother still cooks each the same way.  Prepared any other way and they just cannot compare.

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LabHunter

Maybe snobby isn't the right word...but maybe picky?   Picky but humble?

 

Acoustic guitars.  Ironically, I'm not much of a player.  I used to work for a local guitar factory and learned how to build acoustics and have since built a couple dozen.  I love 99% of the Collings I've played, but am not a huge fan of Martin or Taylor.  Collings are playable art...great instruments!  There are plenty of others out there as well, but if I didn't build them, I would buy one of theirs.

 

Which leads me to another area where I wouldn't necessarily say I'm a snob, but I would say that I have specific tastes: paintings.  I don't have much tolerance for modern art and prefer pretty traditionally crafted oils and watercolors.  I also do some watercolor painting as a hobby.

 

A third area...database design.  Another area in which I am really somewhat of an amateur, but I'm definitely picky about database architecture. 

 

 

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