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Old 01-15-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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One of my sisters is pretty striking, 5 foot 10, slim, blonde, etc. She has always claimed that women in MN are super mean to each other based on looks. I never really thought about it too much until we went out to eat in Uptown and the hostess was noticeably more curt with her than she was with me or the people in front of us. Then we went to a clothing shop and the employee literally looked her up and down and scowled as we walked in, like something you would see on Clueless or Mean Girls.

Now, whenever I'm out, I notice this happening all the time. It just happened today at a coffee shop. There was a tall woman in heeled boots and skinny jeans picking up her order, and the two women in line in front of me literally said, out loud, "oh my god will you just LOOK at her! what does she think she is doing?"

Anyway, it could be the case that women experience more snobbery in the Twin Cities than men do. For dudes it's way closer to slobby than snobby. I also think if there's any snobbery it's a Lake Woebegon "reverse" snobbery, where frumpy women make fun of attractive women, or people with a Toyota make fun of the guy with the Mercedes, rather than the other way around. It's that old Scandavian "Law of Jante" effect.
I get the same thing as a guy. Women look me up and down like I am piece of meat. Sometimes, all I want to do is hug. I've got a mind too!
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Maybe they're asking hillbillies. We don't really cater to hillbillies that much up here. Our trailer park development is minimal. The country singers tend to perform at casinos, not Target Center or First Avenue. And we don't build statues to Michele Bachmann who might be more to their liking.
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I don't like being a tourist destination anyway. That's what cities do when they can't attract people who are smart enough.
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Hilltop has one. St Anthony village used to. But overall, our trailer park ratio doesn't meet the standards of the Ozarks.
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Yikes, I just googled Twin Cities Trailer Parks. Where do all those trailer residents find enough moonshine to keep them going?
And you wonder why MPLS got ranked high on the snobby list? Posts like that would qualify you as the poster child for todays intolerant, urban, progressive.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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And you wonder why MPLS got ranked high on the snobby list? Posts like that would qualify you as the poster child for todays intolerant, urban, progressive.
It would have been more persuasive for you to share posts from a variety of people rather than just one person. You can probably find people with similar views to Beenhereforever's view regarding their own city, too. I would guess at least a dozen or more cities around the country have some people that feel the same way.

Out of 35 cities I do not think Minneapolis rates in the top ten for snobbery and certainly not #4. I would not have disagreed if it was rated somewhere between 12 and 15, though.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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St. Paul is about as snobby as Milwaukee...MPLS on the other hand, we have a proclivity to one-up most other cities because well, it's one of the best in the country bar none. If winter was only two months long, there would be 10 million residents within a decade...
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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Finally someone examines the details of how they determined these rankings instead of grabbing at straws. Classical music, tech savviness, good coffee and being eco-conscious are not traits that should ever be considered snobby. I knew something was "fishy" when LA with its "celebrity worship culture" was down at #16 on the list! Kudos, Dewcifer!
I recently moved to Seattle from MSP and you are right, but there is more to it. Seattle is a lot like MSP, but the elements you mention are even more pronounced. The snobbishness comes into play when you get a sneer from having a standard north face backpack, rather than one from recycled tires. A look of disdain from a vegan co-worker when you bring in McDonalds because you had no time to pick your garden. iUsers, not snobby? highly questionable there, but now that Android OS is clearly advantageous they just shut up.

People have different forms of social capital to which they are placed into a hierarchy and their standing. The snob values are simply different from one area to another. There are a**holes in every city, don't worry.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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I agree with the top 3. But, the fact that Santa Fe NM was #5 and LA #15 - tells me that this survey does not necessarily align with my definition of snobby - or perhaps measures delusionally snobby.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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Here is one important question. What are the parameters for deciding what snobby is?
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Here is one important question. What are the parameters for deciding what snobby is?
Stop being so snobby.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Stop being so snobby.
I'm just asking a question. It would help to make a better assessment of things.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm just asking a question. It would help to make a better assessment of things.
Harumph...you do realize that this was put forth by 'Travel & Leisure Magazine' don't you, hardly up there with 'Conde Nast' or 'Yachting World' and in coming in at #4, not even much of a compliment at all.
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