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Old 08-21-2019, 03:32 PM
Acsenray is offline
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Originally Posted by Dinsdale View Post
I'll assume you actually don't perceive any element of snootiness in how classical music is performed.
You're the one who proposed the entrance of the concert master, subsequent applause, and tuning of the instruments as being an example of snootiness.

It makes sense to me to ask exactly what about this is snooty and why similar actions in non-classical performances aren't snooty.

Fine. I - and I believe many others - feel differently.
This looks like an appeal to belief, a fallacy.

Basically what this bit seems to come down to is "I think it's snooty because I want to think it's snooty."

Given that "snooty" can be given a meaning that people generally understand, I should think that there would be less ambiguous examples of snootiness.
*I'm experimenting with E, em, and es and emself as pronouns that do not indicate any specific gender nor exclude any specific gender.