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Friday, March 02, 2007

Snob Test

God knows, I'm an awful snob.

I am horrified when someone doesn't know the difference between a cravat or an ascot, serves sauterne instead of a Tokaj with the cardamom crème brulée, and shows up wearing Air Jordans instead of Uggs for a champagne breakfast. The hell is wrong with you.

Quick! What do you call this?





If you said corset, you need your mouth washed out with soap, and God knows what you need, if you dared to call it a girdle. *shiver*

Politeness requires one to call them stays, and don't you forget it (if indeed, you did).

So when I was tooling around for a proper, but quick and fun post for Friday which sadly I had missed due to overcommitment duties, but for which I apologise, I found the perfect online quiz -- the kind Sundries readers know so well.

Yes. The Snob Test.

UPDATE: Boo. The direct link isn't working. Try to go here, and "view all" under Personality Tests. You'll find the Snob Test there. 10 questions only!

Knowing all this about myself, I took it, fearing the absolute, jolly worst. And guess what?



I scored a rather wet 55%. Dear God, that's barely Jade Goody levels!

And yes, I do judge a book by its cover. I make damn sure my cover is peachy king, so I expect the same courtesy from others.

But...and it kills me to admit this, just kills me...I am not a proper, bona fide, nose-in-the-air member of the rahs.

I have:

  • - Happily taken rides in my friends jalopies, and hoopdies, some held up with little more than that silver adhesive thingie which I think is called duct tape.


  • - Visited a boyfriend in his mother's trailer park home, and didn't say boo to her re-applying my make-up to her liking (lots and lots of baby blues).


  • - Picked up the tab when a boyfriend was embarrassingly out of dosh.


  • Mind, I do that once per boyfriend. Twice, and he's out on his duff to search for Wal-Mart bait.

    So, yeah, I'm a snob.

    But a rather depressingly nice one, I'm afraid.

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    14 Comments:

    • Firstly, the Snob Test is in the Just-for-fun tests, not the Personality Tests. I'm sure they moved it since you took it! ;)

      I got a 30! How snobby can I be, living like I'm in a Russian novel?

      Good to see you're Jake; When you went off, for some reason, I had a bad vibe, but my Masculine Intuition has revealed it's lack of powers...

      By Blogger Ron, at Sat Mar 03, 03:55:00 am GMT-5  

    • On the Romantic Personality Test I got an 82...

      By Blogger Ron, at Sat Mar 03, 04:03:00 am GMT-5  

    • I'm not sure this test is accurately calibrated for men (engagement ring size?).

      But then again, women may be more socialized to be snobby. Making your 55 percent a much lower score than my 50.

      By Blogger JSU, at Sat Mar 03, 04:11:00 am GMT-5  

    • Way to go! You don't appear to have a snobby bone in your body.

      Hmmm...20, what to make of that (other than the questions are oriented to the female perspective)


      Your answers on the test show that you are generally laidback, open-minded and down-to-earth.


      I try...{some people make it difficult in my town, but I try)

      You try not to judge others based on superficial outer qualities like their car, clothes or bank account. Either you are the type of person who likes EVERYONE,

      Umm...no

      or you have your own measures of whether someone is worthy of your respect; chances are you look beyond the surface and judge people on their character and inner worth.

      I find if you listen to people, no matter how hard they try not to, they'll tell you their story.

      This attitude surely brings a lot of interesting people and experiences into your life and allows you to develop real, quality relationships.

      Indeed I have met a LOT of interesting people. Based on her interests and experiences I think lunch with our hostess Miss V would be fascinating.

      Alas, the relationships have been few, but of very high quality

      The world needs more people with this perspective!


      Well...

      Word verification: mxhsqmx

      (ask your doctor if it's right for you...)

      By Anonymous BrotherDarryl, at Sat Mar 03, 05:01:00 am GMT-5  

    • Agree that the test is more relevant for women. It is an interesting site with so many tests! I also scored low so apparently I am not a snob!

      By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Sat Mar 03, 09:09:00 am GMT-5  

    • Gosh, I loved the one with the banged up car...
      Unsurprisingly, I scored a mere 20.
      Well, what can ya expect. I STAND at footie matches. And I have beer and wurst in the stadium. And yell at the ref *g*

      By Blogger madcynic, at Sat Mar 03, 02:29:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Firstly, the Snob Test is in the Just-for-fun tests, not the Personality Tests. I'm sure they moved it since you took it! ;)

      Thanks, Ron! It was one of those.

      I got a 30! How snobby can I be, living like I'm in a Russian novel?

      You're Raskolnikov, wondering if you should kill the bastard son of your mean landlady. Or just off the old bag.

      Good to see you're Jake; When you went off, for some reason, I had a bad vibe, but my Masculine Intuition has revealed it's lack of powers...

      Nono. I won't leave, not when I have SUCH a big surprise in the offing!

      Like I told Renato though, this past week was HECTIC beyond description. I would get up, shower, dress, leave, do stuff, come back, eat, shower, sleep.

      That's two SHOWERS ONLY. I usually take 3-5, so you know that things must've been crazy for me.


      On the Romantic Personality Test I got an 82...


      Speaking of men v. women...don't you find that men are MUCH more romantic than women?

      Me, I'm not a romantic woman.

      I am however, a sentimental woman, and yes, there is a huge difference.

      I cry at supermarket openings, but I scoff at candies and roses.

      You, Ron, are romantic. I feel it.

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 03, 03:46:00 pm GMT-5  

    • I'm not sure this test is accurately calibrated for men (engagement ring size?).

      Isn't that interestin'! I didn't even notice those types of slanted questions.

      But then again, women may be more socialized to be snobby.

      Snobbishness requires a certain sensibility, so yes.

      It revolves around judgement-making, isolation and acceptance, not to mention, being detail-oriented.

      It's about behaviour, and women are all over that.

      However, many women can be shamed into not being snobs.

      By far, the worst most vicious snobs I have ever met, are men.

      Bullingdon Club, argggh, brrr, hisssss.

      Making your 55 percent a much lower score than my 50.

      Good GRIEF!

      And you're so much more snobby than I am. :)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 03, 03:51:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Way to go! You don't appear to have a snobby bone in your body.

      Awww. That speaks to your wonderful nature, Darryl. :)

      Hmmm...20, what to make of that (other than the questions are oriented to the female perspective)

      Wow, another guy mentioning that. I am usually very good at picking up on these types of slants (for example, the political 'quizzes'), but it completely escaped me now.

      Your answers on the test show that you are generally laidback, open-minded and down-to-earth.

      I try...{some people make it difficult in my town, but I try)


      Poor dear. Stuck in Madison with the extremist BoBos...

      You try not to judge others based on superficial outer qualities like their car, clothes or bank account. Either you are the type of person who likes EVERYONE,

      Umm...no

      or you have your own measures of whether someone is worthy of your respect; chances are you look beyond the surface and judge people on their character and inner worth.

      I find if you listen to people, no matter how hard they try not to, they'll tell you their story.


      Yes, that's the beauty of life. :)

      And as I heard in a film noir once, "Everyone has a story".

      This attitude surely brings a lot of interesting people and experiences into your life and allows you to develop real, quality relationships.

      Indeed I have met a LOT of interesting people. Based on her interests and experiences I think lunch with our hostess Miss V would be fascinating.


      How kind, Darryl. You too! :)

      (I'm good one-on-one. It's gatherings that I find boring -- unless I have to make a speech)

      Alas, the relationships have been few, but of very high quality

      The world needs more people with this perspective!


      Well...


      It does need more people with this perspective, but one asks oneself...

      If Darwin's theory is true, and we tend towards impulses which guarantee the survival of the fittest, then surely snobbery in some form, is a positive characteristic, yes?

      Because to know whether to trust a person, or not, the better for you to survive, you MUST be a discriminating person.

      And once you start...it's hard to stop.

      P.S.: No more word verification for me! I wonder why?

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 03, 03:57:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Agree that the test is more relevant for women. It is an interesting site with so many tests! I also scored low so apparently I am not a snob!

      I have NO problem in saying the following, Jose -- all Cubans are the least snobby people I have ever met in my life.

      That is, there are Cubans I have known who are chismosos to the nth degree (and gossip is part of snobbishness).

      But anyone who is Cuban and puts on airs is promptly dismissed as a fool or worse.

      Pesado. ;)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 03, 04:00:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Gosh, I loved the one with the banged up car...

      LOL, yeah. :)

      Actually, my mum's car is dinged up. Supermarket carts, grrr.

      Unsurprisingly, I scored a mere 20.

      Another 20! I seem to attract unsnobby guys to my blog.

      If we can pry Miss Ruth Anne, Caroline, Reader_Iam, class-factotum, and my other blogging lady chums' out from their hiding holes, I'd love to see what they scored.

      Well, what can ya expect. I STAND at footie matches. And I have beer and wurst in the stadium. And yell at the ref *g*

      Hey! So do I. Or rather, so WOULD I, if given the chance.

      No wonder I am a 55. :)

      P.S.: I know there is a Chelsea FC fan reading my blog, but with all due respect, this is why I am a Spurs supporter, and not a Chelscum one. I can't stand those Brie-eating tossers!

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 03, 04:03:00 pm GMT-5  

    • "I can't stand those Brie-eating tossers!"

      Snob.

      By Blogger JSU, at Sun Mar 04, 10:23:00 am GMT-5  

    • Quick! What do you call this?

      Sweet Mama!

      By Blogger I R A Darth, at Sun Mar 04, 12:39:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Another 20 score here, but I'm afraid it might be because some of the questions are difficult to answer. Why is the choice for the beat-up car only between valet parking and out-of-sight? In such situations, I would park normally - not valet, but not down the block either. And how am I supposed to know how often I roll my eyes - I do it from time to time, but who's counting? To both of these, my answers were presumably non-snobbish, and not necessarily true.

      Cheers,
      Elko

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Mar 04, 04:13:00 pm GMT-5  

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