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Sneetch (plural Sneetches)

  1. A character by Dr. Seuss in a parable about discrimination.
    • 1999, Doug Lowe, David J. Helda, Client/server computing for dummies, →ISBN, page 104:
      For example (humor me here), suppose that the Sneetches networked all their computers and discovered that, although the Star-Bellied Sneetches' computers talked to each other frequently and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches' computers also talked to each other frequently, a Star-Bellied Sneetch computer rarely talked to a Plain-Bellied Sneetch computer. The Sneetches could use a bridge to partition the Sneetchnet into two networks: the Star-Bellied network and the Plain-Bellied network. The bridge would automatically learn which computers were on the Star-Bellied network and which were on the Plain-Bellied network, and forward messages from the Star-Bellied side to the Plain-Bellied side (and vice versa) only when necessary.
    • 2004, Robin Chaddock, Mom Overboard, →ISBN, page 17:
      In an endless quest to have what the other half has or doesn't have, the Sneetches spend all of their money paying attention to and trying to remedy comparisons. They become obsessed with the outward appearance of things instead of focusing on the internal significance of each creature. They wind up broke and very confused. I was a Sneetch — comparison driven, confused, and going broke. No wonder I felt like I was drowning!
    • 2006, Alan Kelly, The Elements of Influence: Introducing the Playmaker's Standard:
      If you're a Sneetch on the wrong end of a star system, the game is to reshape or at least dismantle the system.
    • 2008, Ben Cooper, “The Sneetches”, in She Is Only Sleeping:
      We are nothing more than Sneetches / Thinking that the stars are brighter upon thars
    • 2014, Joe Mendez, REGRESANDO, →ISBN:
      A child of a peasant, dressed in tatters, said to her mother 'All that matters, Is that We are all Sneetches, Sneetches in distress, We are nothing more We are nothing less.
    • 2015, Victor Tan Chen, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, →ISBN, page 70:
      Just as more credentials may not mean more skill, the prestigious name of a school may simply signal a Sneetch-like distinction between the anointed and everyone else, won through zerosum competition.

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