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  • LeoliansBro 9 May 2013 14:22:04 43,230 posts
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    Halifax isn't a US bank.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • imamazed 9 May 2013 14:24:23 5,520 posts
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    BUSTED!
  • RobTheBuilder 9 May 2013 15:02:33 6,521 posts
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    Basically it's people who have been too busy or distracted to keep up with the modern world and let the shitty rags do it for them
  • Moot_Point 9 May 2013 15:10:09 3,917 posts
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    Still doesn't explain "upper-middle class". Is it a separatist part of the middle class?

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • TheSaint 9 May 2013 15:12:57 14,201 posts
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    Have you really never heard that term before? I would say we have lots of people that fit into that around here.
  • TheSaint 9 May 2013 15:13:20 14,201 posts
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    By around here I mean where I live in Herts rather than EG obviously.

    Edited by TheSaint at 15:13:35 09-05-2013
  • Moot_Point 9 May 2013 15:15:22 3,917 posts
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    Oh, I have noticed the deluded people here. ;)

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • President_Weasel 9 May 2013 15:15:43 8,977 posts
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    A family where the parents were teachers earning maybe 60 grand between them would probably consider themselves middle class. A girl with millionaire parents who went to a posh private school and St Andrews University and then married a Prince would also be described as middle class.

    It's a fairly meaningless term. "Upper" middle class have had more money for longer, live in nicer houses in more expensive areas, and send the kids to posher schools - but still don't consider themselves upper class because their ancestor wasn't the illegitimate spawn of a royal and Britain is messed up in the head.

    Edited by President_Weasel at 15:15:59 09-05-2013
  • disusedgenius 9 May 2013 15:18:15 5,220 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    Still doesn't explain "upper-middle class". Is it a separatist part of the middle class?
    What's to get? It's the public-school level of wealth. Comfortable suburbia, bankers, au pairs, Lakeland kitchens etc etc.
  • Moot_Point 9 May 2013 15:19:25 3,917 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    So it's a separatist part of the middle class?

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • glaeken 9 May 2013 15:20:16 11,100 posts
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    Personally I am upper working class bordering on lower middle class. I just need to get the conservatory finished and I can make the jump.
  • RobTheBuilder 9 May 2013 15:20:18 6,521 posts
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    @Moot_Point have you not heard of UMCIP?
  • TheSaint 9 May 2013 15:21:17 14,201 posts
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    It goes something like this:

    The Queen
    Royalty
    Upper Class
    Upper Middle Class
    Middle Class
    Lower Middle Class
    People who claim to be working class but are actually middle class
    Working class
    People who claim to be working class but haven't worked for years
    People who have never worked since leaving school
    People who appear on Jeremy kyle
  • Mr_Sleep 9 May 2013 15:22:29 16,850 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    @Moot_Point have you not heard of UMCIP?
    Something about claiming infinite pounds?

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • RobTheBuilder 9 May 2013 15:24:09 6,521 posts
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    Now bear in mind 70% of the uk see themselves as middle class.
  • RobTheBuilder 9 May 2013 15:24:55 6,521 posts
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    @Mr_Sleep upper middle class Independence Party..!
  • Moot_Point 9 May 2013 15:29:41 3,917 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    It goes something like this:

    The Queen
    Royalty
    Upper Class
    Upper Middle Class
    Middle Class
    Lower Middle Class
    People who claim to be working class but are actually middle class
    Working class
    People who claim to be working class but haven't worked for years
    People who have never worked since leaving school
    People who appear on Jeremy kyle
    Aah, this is the money based class system experiment I take it. blergh.

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • disusedgenius 9 May 2013 15:32:31 5,220 posts
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    You're being very weird.
  • thelzdking 9 May 2013 18:17:10 4,326 posts
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    As if anyone's never heard the term 'upper-middle class'.

    Anyway, broadly speaking they are poshos who haven't got the ancestry to count as proper aristocrats, but they like to pretend anyway.
  • Bremenacht 12 May 2013 16:38:52 17,613 posts
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    Britain's most hated politician opens his stupid mouth again.

    Michael Gove would vote for Britain to leave the EU

    Also suggests LDs are plotting to put Vince Cable in charge.

    I don't understand why Nigel Farage attracts hatred when there are people like Gove who deserve it so much more. You know what Farage is about. He's fairly clear in what he says (leaving what he doesn't say, but never mind that for now) whereas people like Gove are born weasels.
  • Madder-Max 12 May 2013 18:30:39 11,622 posts
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    Upper middle class = new money. In other word thatchers millionaires with a factory in china (and other cvountries with an even lower wage economy) that exploits cheap labour

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • spamdangled 12 May 2013 18:46:36 27,269 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    I would think UKIP has a lot of working class support. It's where I most often hear the statement of “foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs” expressed.

    Upper middle class types actually are not really effected by this and it probably means they can just get their house remodelled more cheaply. If anyone really is losing out to foreigners stealing jobs it's really going to be people at the bottom of the employment market in the main.
    Fun fact: at the same time that the BNP saw a membership crash of 90%, UKIP saw a membership surge....

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  • RedSparrows 12 May 2013 19:28:26 22,061 posts
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    Madder-Max wrote:
    Upper middle class = new money. In other word thatchers millionaires with a factory in china (and other cvountries with an even lower wage economy) that exploits cheap labour
    I picture upper middle class as older money. Lower middle is more new: might have the cash, but if nouveu riche, might not have the 'class'.

    < total snob.
  • Bremenacht 12 May 2013 20:47:01 17,613 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    glaeken wrote:
    I would think UKIP has a lot of working class support. It's where I most often hear the statement of “foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs” expressed.

    Upper middle class types actually are not really effected by this and it probably means they can just get their house remodelled more cheaply. If anyone really is losing out to foreigners stealing jobs it's really going to be people at the bottom of the employment market in the main.
    Fun fact: at the same time that the BNP saw a membership crash of 90%, UKIP saw a membership surge....
    Shortly after that Factory fire in Bangladesh, more people than ever voted UKIP. Proves they're full of racists.
  • spamdangled 12 May 2013 22:07:24 27,269 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Madder-Max wrote:
    Upper middle class = new money. In other word thatchers millionaires with a factory in china (and other cvountries with an even lower wage economy) that exploits cheap labour
    I picture upper middle class as older money. Lower middle is more new: might have the cash, but if nouveu riche, might not have the 'class'.

    < total snob.
    Upper middle class is inherited money. I.E, the Tory front bench who were all handed an empire or a fortune from their parents. Trust fund babies, born with a silver spoon, etc. I view "upper" class as consisting of Monarchs, etc.

    It's all a bit bollocks anyway, the traditional class system doesn't exist anymore.

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  • Khanivor 12 May 2013 22:54:40 40,399 posts
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    Upper middle class is a BMW and Merc as opposed to a VW and Ford.
  • spamdangled 12 May 2013 23:11:41 27,269 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Upper middle class is a BMW and Merc as opposed to a VW and Ford.
    That's another way of putting it :)

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  • Psychotext 12 May 2013 23:58:31 53,846 posts
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    I assumed upper middle class would be an Aston and a Bentley.
  • spamdangled 13 May 2013 00:05:23 27,269 posts
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    To be honest, I don't care what a car looks like. It could be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for all I care, as long as I get to where I want to go.

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