Sneer if You Like
Have you ever noticed that most words that begin with "sn" have negative connotations?
Snail (in the context of slow, not escargot)
Snafu (although in fairness, this is an acronym)
Snap (as in to "snap at" someone, not a lovely ginger snap)
Sneeze (you can sneeze at an idea that you also sneer at)
Snicker (a scornful laugh, not the candy bar)
Snipe (take a cheap shot at someone)
Snort (although a snort of whiskey can be good)
Snotty (snotty little brat)
Snuff (as in snuff out a life)
I haven't been able to find any reason for this; it just seems to be an interesting phenomenon of the English language. And there are of course exceptions: snow can be lovely under certain circumstances, a snifter of brandy is nice, and being called a snazzy dresser is (usually) a compliment.