Monday, March 19, 2007

Favorite Snob Adjectives

childishly foolish; immature or trivial.

vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous.

lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull.

indecent; somewhat obscene; risqué.

My experience is that these words generally work best when you say them with your nose in the air. Try it: "I found that author's writing to be rather pedestrian." Add a sniff after the close for added impact.

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