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Impressions from the reading life

Reading progress update: I've read 114 out of 368 pages.

Das Schloss in den Wolken - Nadine Püschel, Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery
"[...] He can, it seems, get along without you. Which IS an unpardonable sin, of course, in your little snobocracy." Valancy coined that concluding word suddenly and felt that it was an inspiration. That was exactly what they were and not one of them was fit to mend another.

I looked up the word: The Blue Castle was first published in 1926, but the word snobocracy dates back to 1853, according to Etymonline.com; what's more, it can be found in the 1913 edition of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.

Sorry, Valancy, you didn't coin this word. I wonder who did...

The origins of the word "snob" are uncertain, BTW.