You know that awful thing they say: “What’s so good about Sainsburys? It keeps the scum out of Waitrose”.
It’s that awful British snobbery.
In the same way, if someone’s email address is hotmail or AOL, you kind of think “Hmmn, I see, they’re not a real player, are they?”
I mean please don’t be offended if you’re thinking “How dare you – it’s a perfectly respectable address”, of course it’s a respectable address.
It’s ridiculous and, like all class things, absurd, but the web has it.
Stephen Fry highlighting how snobbery continues onto the web (hotmail addresses-grits teeth.Must fight own inner prejudice. Smacked wrists all round).