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6 comments on this post.
  1. marcparis:

    And I imagine the “nose” association with “snitch” is strengthened by the general use of sn- to refer to things nasal… (sneer, sneeze, snooty, snot,etc.).

  2. cavario h.:

    Are you familiar with the word “Snitch” being used colloquially to mean “to steal with stealth and quickness”?


    I love it. What a double oxy moron

  4. zio:

    Snitch means to tattle or rat someone out slang for tattletale or blabbermouth

  5. Leo smith:

    Why is snitching such a dirty word?. Recently I had the most unfortunate conversation with a friend who insist that he would never give the authorities any information on any crime he witness been committed against a innocent person because that would be snitching and he’s not a snitch. I told him I was always under the impression that snitching only applies to individuals who are partners in crime and one decides to turn in the other to the police but he said no and that once you give information to the police that’s snitching

  6. GMJ:

    Leo, if you’re black in America snitching on anyone for anything is akin to selling out that person/condemning them to the brutality of white police. So even if you see someone get murdered in the street you don’t snitch because otherwise it might be you getting murdered in the street or snitched on (even if you did nothing wrong). It’s like “hey, we’re all in this shitty situation together so let’s not make it worse for anyone.” Especially when you consider that crime is often the only chance of escape and putting food on the table for an oppressed group of people.

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