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2013-08-01 12:56:20 PM
San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.
 
2013-08-01 01:01:09 PM
I've lived in or spent a lot of time in many of these cities. They deserve to have their nose in the air.
 
2013-08-01 01:01:12 PM
 
2013-08-01 01:03:23 PM
Wait, they put Houston and Austin on there but left Dallas out?!

If you combined Houston and Austin it wouldn't even equal half of the snobbery that comes out of Dallas.
 
2013-08-01 01:04:27 PM
so basically any major city?
 
2013-08-01 01:07:43 PM
GEOGRAPHY DICK WAVING CONTEST!!!!!

*throws salsa at NYC*
 
2013-08-01 01:10:18 PM
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2013-08-01 01:11:41 PM

Pangit: San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.


I'm just glad that Boston is in the Top 3. The only problem isn't the ivy league persona. It's the entitled persona. They think they deserve everything (and shouldn't pay for it). This is prevalent in Massachusetts

/Loves hearing about the 'oppressive' 6.25% sales tax
 
2013-08-01 01:24:16 PM

Aar1012: Pangit: San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.

I'm just glad that Boston is in the Top 3. The only problem isn't the ivy league persona. It's the entitled persona. They think they deserve everything (and shouldn't pay for it). This is prevalent in Massachusetts

/Loves hearing about the 'oppressive' 6.25% sales tax


It's 5%. Just FYI.
 
2013-08-01 01:26:04 PM

scottydoesntknow: Wait, they put Houston and Austin on there but left Dallas out?!

If you combined Houston and Austin it wouldn't even equal half of the snobbery that comes out of Dallas.


That.  And they may be confusing "snob" for "douchebag".
 
2013-08-01 01:45:41 PM

ginandbacon: Aar1012: Pangit: San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.

I'm just glad that Boston is in the Top 3. The only problem isn't the ivy league persona. It's the entitled persona. They think they deserve everything (and shouldn't pay for it). This is prevalent in Massachusetts

/Loves hearing about the 'oppressive' 6.25% sales tax

It's 5%. Just FYI.


Did I read this incorrectly?
 
2013-08-01 01:47:13 PM
Beverly Hills isn't part of L.A.
 
2013-08-01 01:50:57 PM

Aar1012: ginandbacon: Aar1012: Pangit: San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.

I'm just glad that Boston is in the Top 3. The only problem isn't the ivy league persona. It's the entitled persona. They think they deserve everything (and shouldn't pay for it). This is prevalent in Massachusetts

/Loves hearing about the 'oppressive' 6.25% sales tax

It's 5%. Just FYI.

Did I read this incorrectly?


No, you didn't. It looks like they raised it since I moved which is a real shame since it's so regressive. When I moved, it was still 5%. Apologies.
 
2013-08-01 01:54:02 PM

UberDave: scottydoesntknow: Wait, they put Houston and Austin on there but left Dallas out?!

If you combined Houston and Austin it wouldn't even equal half of the snobbery that comes out of Dallas.

That.  And they may be confusing "snob" for "douchebag".



That has to be it, otherwise Seattle wouldn't be on the list.  Seattle is full of douchebags, but snobs?
 
2013-08-01 01:55:57 PM

farkenarsehole: so basically any major city?


Charleston, SC and Santa Fe, NM are not major cities by any stretch.  Charleston was also ranked "America's Friendliest City" this year by Conde Nast.
 
2013-08-01 02:00:11 PM
You've obviously never been to Dickinson, North Dakota. Biggest bunch of snobs EVER.
 
2013-08-01 02:00:43 PM
Lucky for me I'm not a "foodie" and don't  give a shiat about coffee or the theater.

/loves LA though
 
jmf
2013-08-01 02:10:56 PM
That article didn't even vaguely accomplish what the title described...  LA didn't make the top 10 because readers didn't think it's cultural offerings were up to par?  Sounds like the shoe is on the other foot!  And if you want to talk about snobby people, Palo Alto should be on the list, along with Boulder, CO.  How can a state that's populated by 4 million people competing to be the most "Native" not get a single town on the list?
 
2013-08-01 02:16:39 PM
San Francisco was a blast. Lived there for 4 years late 80's.

Love to visit, but I wouldn't move back.

/haters can stay away. More parking for us
 
2013-08-01 02:28:22 PM
As a resident of DC, I just have to say we're not unfriendly, so long as you know how to use an escalator. If you stand on the left, someone could beat you to within an inch of your life to the approving applause of all bystanders.
 
2013-08-01 02:28:31 PM
Meh, I grew up in NYC and have lived in Houston for 20 years. NYC is more than Manhattan and a piece of Brooklyn, and those other areas are not snobbish at all. And Houston is not at all snobbish (except maybe the Theatre District and the Galleria).
 
2013-08-01 02:33:01 PM
Tainttown.....
You wouldn't know it....it's the capital of F*ck Island.
/of which I'm King Sh*t, right over here....
 
2013-08-01 02:33:07 PM
It takes money to be pretentious.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 02:33:45 PM
If you're going... to San Fran Cisco...
You're going to meet... some douchie people there...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 02:34:50 PM

bdub77: You've obviously never been to Dickinson, North Dakota. Biggest bunch of snobs EVER.


Haggerstown Maryland has the biggest assholes I've ever met in my life... however that was 25 some years ago now.
 
2013-08-01 02:35:49 PM

simplicimus: NYC is more than Manhattan and a piece of Brooklyn


Yes, but no one gives a shiat about the rest of it.
 
2013-08-01 02:36:02 PM
Chicago?

Really?
 
2013-08-01 02:36:14 PM
>#20 San Juan, PR

Um... yeeeah. About that.
 
2013-08-01 02:37:36 PM
San Francisco has that exquisite combination of cultural snobbery and politically correct snobbery.  It's still a great city, though.
 
2013-08-01 02:38:06 PM
San Juan? really?
 
2013-08-01 02:38:25 PM

lilplatinum: simplicimus: NYC is more than Manhattan and a piece of Brooklyn

Yes, but no one gives a shiat about the rest of it.


Flushing, Queens is internationally known, at least in Asia.
 
2013-08-01 02:38:32 PM

nmrsnr: As a resident of DC, I just have to say we're not unfriendly, so long as you know how to use an escalator. If you stand on the left, someone could beat you to within an inch of your life to the approving applause of all bystanders.


This!

And Nashville? When I was there they were too damn friendly took a while to get used to. Felt like being at a family members house that kept trying to cram food into me.
 
2013-08-01 02:38:45 PM
To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

But we also considered 21st-century definitions of elitism: tech-savviness, artisanal coffeehouses, and a conspicuous eco-consciousness (say, the kind of city where you get a dirty look for throwing your coffee cup in the wrong bin).


So basically, the things that make a city interesting/worth living in are what make it snobby.
 
2013-08-01 02:39:04 PM

Pangit: San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.


winning? I live in the snobbiest city
 
2013-08-01 02:39:56 PM
1. San Francisco
2. New York City
3. Boston
4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
5. Santa Fe, NM (tie)
5. Seattle (tie)
7. Chicago
8. Providence, RI
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Charleston, SC
11. Portland, OR
12. Savannah, GA
13. Nashville
14. Kansas City, MO (tie)
14. Philadelphia (tie)
16. Los Angeles
17. Houston
18. Portland, ME
19. Austin, TX
20. San Juan, PR

Their measuing system is so accurate that it resulted in two ties. Amazing.
 
2013-08-01 02:40:15 PM

groppet: And Nashville? When I was there they were too damn friendly took a while to get used to. Felt like being at a family members house that kept trying to cram food into me.


Yeah, if I were going to pick an adjective for Nashville (or Charleston, or Savannah, or most any other southern city) it sure wouldn't be "snobby."

I noticed St. Louis wasn't on the list. Because there ain't a whole hell of a lot we've got to be all hoity-toity about.
 
2013-08-01 02:40:29 PM

Aar1012: They think they deserve everything (and shouldn't pay for it).


I have lived in the Boston area for 5 years and I have no idea what you are talking about.

Warms my heart to see Providence so high on the list too.
 
2013-08-01 02:40:51 PM

cbathrob: San Francisco has that exquisite combination of cultural snobbery and politically correct snobbery.  It's still a great city, though.


It's the liberal too-hip but excepting of everyone, as long as everyone is just like me, brand of snobbery.
 
2013-08-01 02:41:31 PM
PDX Oregon is insane, but I still love visiting.

//Couldn't live there though.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:06 PM

AllUpInYa: cbathrob: San Francisco has that exquisite combination of cultural snobbery and politically correct snobbery.  It's still a great city, though.

It's the liberal too-hip but excepting of everyone, as long as everyone is just like me, brand of snobbery.


sounds like Austin
 
2013-08-01 02:42:09 PM
San Francisco? Pfft.

/New Yorker
 
2013-08-01 02:42:30 PM
Minneapolis deserves to be high on the list, but I don't think St. Paul should be lumped in with it.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:32 PM

FloydA: Seattle


Seattle is full of douchebags, passive aggressive types, crappy drivers, and pseudo-intellectuals.

/If there were an apocalyptic event that spared only the Seattle area, there would be enough genetic diversity, but insufficient testosterone to re-populate the planet.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:50 PM

Pangit


San Fran ahead of NYC? Wow.


SF = more white-collar

NYC = more blue-collar

Not much snobbiness from blue-collar folk.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:55 PM

d23: bdub77: You've obviously never been to Dickinson, North Dakota. Biggest bunch of snobs EVER.

Haggerstown Maryland has the biggest assholes I've ever met in my life... however that was 25 some years ago now.


How so?  Not disagreeing, just curious about your experiences.

I just can't see people from that backwater town having room to be particularly snotty.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:58 PM

simplicimus: Meh, I grew up in NYC and have lived in Houston for 20 years. NYC is more than Manhattan and a piece of Brooklyn, and those other areas are not snobbish at all. And Houston is not at all snobbish (except maybe the Theatre District and the Galleria).


Manhattan is the center of snobby.

But my home in Queens is so low key its almost embarrasingly so.

simplicimus: lilplatinum: simplicimus: NYC is more than Manhattan and a piece of Brooklyn

Yes, but no one gives a shiat about the rest of it.

Flushing, Queens is internationally known, at least in Asia.


I was about to say that; Queens is well known abroad because everyone from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, China, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Korea, etc has an aunt or an uncle who lives there, lol.
 
2013-08-01 02:42:59 PM
It's a stage 3 smug alert!
 
2013-08-01 02:43:16 PM
i've pooped in most of those cities.
 
2013-08-01 02:44:17 PM
Those are kind of weird factors.  In any case, SF definetly deserves a top place there.  Lived there for several years. SFers are really provincial.  They love their city so much, they almost don't give a damn what's happening anywhere else. OTOH, with how pretty that city is, their food culture, I can see where they are coming from.

NYC is just too obvious.  As to whether NYC or SF deserve a higher spot.  I don't know.

Surprised about LA's low rank.  LA hits all the factors - unique culture, good looking folks, high end shopping, food culture (pedestrian? really?  other than NYC, we're the most diverse city in the country, hence variety of foods), etc. Maybe its not one of the factors, but LA is obviously a very snobby town - the economic and racial lines are very defined (especially if you count in the rest of Metropolitan LA - including the OC).

The choice of midwest cities is odd.  I'm originally from the Midwest. Minneapolis?  Kansas City?  Snobbery is sort of at odds with Midwest culture.
 
2013-08-01 02:44:32 PM
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