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Later a contrite Jamie blamed his snappiness on a hangover.
It is Ana's father, the general, who supervises the daily flag ceremonies; and it is Marcos who ambles along after a parade of snappy Mexican soldiers at the morning ceremony, and who in his ambling makes his own kind of comment on the soldiers', and the general's, snappiness.
While Springsteen's politics might have left some in the audience cold, the snappiness of the song certainly didn't.
They recognize the negative effects of often-displayed workplace behaviors such as impatience with disruption, frustration with impossible to-do lists, and the draining of enthusiasm caused by snappiness, phoniness, and aloofness.
There was a bit more zip about them in midfield, a snappiness in the tackle that had been lacking.