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Intentional or not, it seemed almost inevitable when "Break the Rules" and "Boom Clap," two songs from Sucker that kept up the sneery vocal style of "I Love It" and "Fancy," became Charli's first solo singles on Billboard's Hot 100.
Yes, some people might have found the work difficult but rather than adopt a sneery attitude they have viewed the work and given a considered opinion.
All I can remember is inventing a person, largely based on a cartoon version of me, who had her own life and history, and a way of walking with a hunched back and a sneery voice, and trying it out in scenes with J ennifer.
The sector is better funded, has more volunteers and lacks the sneery 'do-gooder' response that characterises the typical attitude to social participation in this country.
Joe Costello's vocals are sneery in a Pete Shelly sort of way, while the lyrics have a punk/ New Wave quality.
The only really tiresome passages in Fathers and Sons are those in which Alexander, who has kept up the family tradition in his own way by publishing books on God and time, turns sneery about various "wretched" and "humourless" and "self-important" critics of his father.
Heydon winningly doubles as a marvelously sneery, rockabilly Chief Weasel.
There is, for example, a notable difference in tone between his dispassionate treatment of Yeats's autocratic ideas and ridiculous posturings, and the sneery sardonicism that lurks just beneath the surface when he describes a Gaelic congress or festival.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 8pm ITV Sneery snobs scoffed that three Hobbit films was overkill, but the first film - with Martin Freeman's Bilbo meeting Gollum for the first time - is thrilling entertainment.
And, best of all, it's one in the eye for those media - and we all know who they are - who love nothing more than to have a sneery go at our girls when they turn out in glamorous force at Aintree.
Episode two's sneery undertow was less obvious than the opening programme.
It drew the attention of national television and radio - although admittedly some of this was a little sneery and pandered to the stereotypes and prejudice against which Professor Carl Chinn railed during his evidence.