Thursday May 2nd 2019Tim
beating about the bush and what with everything else
when a Bobby Soxer Attorney General uses the word
"snitty" in a public setting, as opposed to
say a perverted grandfather trying to be cool at a
preteen pajama party, it's enough to pretty much
destroy anything like faith in process. There's "in a
bit of a snit." There's Chicken Snitty, an Australian dish.
Snitty, unappetizing as it sounds, in the antipodes and
where I live is easier to pronounce and spell than
schnitzel. A Snite is another word for a Snipe. And
there's a knot called a snitch knot.
Then there's the word Snitch which basically means petty
and random pilfering or acting as an informer on the
mob, a very interesting combination of meanings. In
terms of etymology the word Snit is a German word for a
thin slice of Apple. And while the origin of snitty is unknown you can kind of
think of pilfering a thin slice of apple as a gateway drug to
grand theft auto, bank robbery, money laundering, and I
guess anyone inclined to ignore process entirely for the
purpose of self interest is snitty. Still reckon an old
man who uses the word "snitty" under any circumstance is
probably suffering a dementia of some sort.