I think I found where they congregate: Live Offensively

Thanks, Jenny.

When we hosted on AOL eons ago, snerts often came into our chats (our Gaymes, actually) and called us every name in the book. Very few of them could spell. Most of them were anti-gay, and screamed at us because we were going to Hell. Go figure.

“The Straight Dope Mailbag: What is a “snert”?

Dear Straight Dope:

I keep running into a word in online chat areas, used to refer to annoying people in the room. The word is “snert.” Any idea where it came from? –IGiveIn

SDSTAFF Dex replies:

The word “snert” was coined early in the days of online chats. AOL says that it is “really a disrespectful, dirty word for someone who doesn’t abide by TOS or is otherwise irritating in some way…”

Is it an acronym? These were some responses when the question was put to AOL’s online staff:

Sexually Nerdishly Expressive Recidivistic Trolls
Sexually-frustrated Naive Egotistical Repulsive Twerp
Sexually Needy, Emotionally Repressed Troll
Sexually Nerdish Egotistical Rude Teenager (Note: One does NOT have to be a teenager to be a SNERT, only have the maturity level of a teen.)
Sexually-frustrated, Naive, Egocentric, Repulsive Teen
Snot Nosed Egocentric Retentative Turd
Stupid No good Evil Rotten TOS violator
Students Not Eagerly Receiving Teaching
Snot Nosed Egotistically Rude Teenagers
Sexually Needy, Emotionally Repressed Teenager
Snot Nosed Egotistical Raging Teen”


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