When reporters are assigned to cover those funny little people toiling away down there in the middle classes, they tend to confuse Style with Snottiness
. One particularly nasty example was a Post piece on the benighted folk who buy "genuine oil paintings" to match their living room sofas.
If people are going to read snottiness
into your messages regardless of how politely they are written, there isn't much point in worrying about it.
It made you yearn for the unashamed snottiness
of Loyd Grossman on Through The Keyhole.
There's Morgan the professional critic listening to AMW alone, situating it amid African American cultural history; Morgan at home appalled at her lover murmuring some of Cube's most misogynist lyrics, then, a moment later, finding herself admiring his sexy gangsta pose; Morgan and her girlfriends playing the tape on a trip to and from Martha's Vineyard--they groove on it, barreling down the highway; they groove on it, recalling rage at a white waitress' snottiness
; they critique its bad politics; they decide it must be great if it can get them singing along with its bad politics.
Earlier this year, Julian Barnes produced his most overtly serious novel, the flat, overpraised Staring at the Sun, which celebrated life's "ordinary miracles.' Martin Amis, too, has recently shaken off some of his adolescent snottiness
and gotten, well, fatherly.
People change, their search for sanctuary in status symbols, their snottiness
, their flaunt, that 'I am a better man than you, Ganga Din body language, the drivel about name dropping, their reworking of the guest list for a party, the right people in their lives, sloughing off the embarrassing old days like snakes their skins.
Still, in one way it must be applauded for putting one of the city's most beautiful buildings to use in some form, even if the eye-watering prices and air of faux snottiness
which haunt it is off-putting.
It's not had the greatest of reviews; much criticised for its over indulgence on CGI trickery, lack of character depth and all that other I'm-all-knowing-because-I've-seen-1,000-films snottiness
you get from the critics.
Along with some girls who'd previously suffered Jessica's snottiness
, they pull together in an effort to reverse the spell before it's too late.