My adoptive mother seldom went out of her way to spread delight, but she did once declare 'I'm not a snob! I wouldn't speak to people like Mrs Y---- if I was a snob!' a statement which has passed into family lore and still gives joy.
It is necessary, sadly, to be careful when making friends. Is that charming and amusing person honest? Is that beautiful person a crook? Is that ugly person full of intelligence? Is that quiet person over-brimming with love?
How did that rich person come by his money?
Yes, you have to be careful.
Does that person's speech display examples of unconventional grammar? Does his job involve physical activity? Is her hair dyed to too bright a hue?
Do they eat their main meal at lunchtime?
Yes, you have to be careful about making friends.
And being snooty is a really idiotic way of choosing.
Thing Not To Be Today: snooty. Snoot is a form of the word snout (and also a cone for directing television lights). Snoot appeared in English in the 1900s, and snout goes back to 1200s.