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View Beastie's Profile Beastie Flag 01 Oct 19 9.54am Send a Private Message to Beastie Add Beastie as a friend

According to Millwall fans, all of us are middle class.

 

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Originally posted by W12


He has working class parents but went to a private school (like my children). Yet apparently there is no "social mobility" in this country.

Whether there is social mobility or not I was responding to a statement that accents are a giveaway to class

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

I think that is a feeling many people have without wanting to admit it. Ex- public schoolboys, for instance, usually have a natural confidence which the rest of us lack to some degree. Doesn’t mean they necessarily know what they’re talking about but it sounds as if they do.

The middle class also seem to be happy to talk loudly over each other in a conversation which makes it very difficult to break in with a comment. The working classes will tend to leave spaces for other people to interject. I have much experience with this. It's a very different rhythm to the conversation and it takes getting used to.

They are also uneasy with piss taking which is usually central to any working class discussion. They can think you are being nasty or aggressive when you are just trying to break the ice for example. It's a cultural difference.

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Whether there is social mobility or not I was responding to a statement that accents are a giveaway to class

Yes I was making a different point.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 01 Oct 19 11.47am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Beastie

According to Millwall fans, all of us are middle class.

Compared to them we are.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 01 Oct 19 3.08pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Whether there is social mobility or not I was responding to a statement that accents are a giveaway to class

can you differentiate Middle from working class for the following :
Australians, Kiwi's, Irish, Canadians.

or indeed anybody from another language background.

I reckon Grammar & vocab is a better indicator than accent.

i mean, was you ever in Ibiza ? Look at this fingk what i bought when i was stooded at Gatwick. ( London)

Ah sure jaysus, come here til i bate ya. Yis does be doing it wrong. And now its banjaxed. ( Dublin)

Edited by PalazioVecchio (01 Oct 2019 3.16pm)

 


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Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

can you differentiate Middle from working class for the following :
Australians, Kiwi's, Irish, Canadians.

or indeed anybody from another language background.

I reckon Grammar & vocab is a better indicator than accent.

i mean, was you ever in Ibiza ? Look at this fingk what i bought when i was stooded at Gatwick. ( London)

Ah sure jaysus, come here til i bate ya. Yis does be doing it wrong. And now its banjaxed. ( Dublin)

Edited by PalazioVecchio (01 Oct 2019 3.16pm)

So what does your incorrect apostrophe usage tell us about you then?

 


Palace since 19 August 1972. Palace 1 (Tony Taylor) Liverpool 1 (Emlyn Hughes)

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 01 Oct 19 4.13pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by YT

So what does your incorrect apostrophe usage tell us about you then?

writing from Belmarsh solitary confinement cell for the criminally insane, i can confirm that i am a total scumbag.

but i still look down my nose at Millwall. Pitbull owning scum.

 


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Originally posted by YT

So what does your incorrect apostrophe usage tell us about you then?


I know a girl tha...

'has tooken the initiative'
'has smallered it'
'what like I do'

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Oct 19 4.59pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

writing from Belmarsh solitary confinement cell for the criminally insane, i can confirm that i am a total scumbag.

but i still look down my nose at Millwall. Pitbull owning scum.

I'm not convinced that this proves your theory.

 


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