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#1 Apr 03 2013 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
For all those requiring a good dose of class snobbery, look no further than the class calculator from the bbc.

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People in the UK now fit into seven social classes, a major survey conducted by the BBC suggests.


I'm not a fan of these but I could not help myself and took the survey for a giggle while I sip my glass of Rioja. It seems I'm 'Established middle class', do I win a prize? Smiley: rolleyes

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The new classes are defined as:

Elite - the most privileged group in the UK, distinct from the other six classes through its wealth. This group has the highest levels of all three capitals

Established middle class - the second wealthiest, scoring highly on all three capitals. The largest and most gregarious group, scoring second highest for cultural capital

Technical middle class - a small, distinctive new class group which is prosperous but scores low for social and cultural capital. Distinguished by its social isolation and cultural apathy

New affluent workers - a young class group which is socially and culturally active, with middling levels of economic capital

Traditional working class - scores low on all forms of capital, but is not completely deprived. Its members have reasonably high house values, explained by this group having the oldest average age at 66

Emergent service workers - a new, young, urban group which is relatively poor but has high social and cultural capital

Precariat, or precarious proletariat - the poorest, most deprived class, scoring low for social and cultural capital


And, this all reminds me of a snippet from a TV show where John '2 Jags' Prescott went visiting the voters and discussed class. Truly classic talk about chavs, middle class and working class Smiley: smile
#2 Apr 03 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Whatever class it is, I imagine there is a Healing Tree skill path.
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Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.
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gbaji wrote:
Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.


Your social class is 'foreign peasant', same as the rest.
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#7 Apr 03 2013 at 2:37 PM Rating: Excellent
gbaji wrote:
Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.


Yup, the survey is naff. I would have thought the rolling eyes Smiley: rolleyes showed how little respect I have for this survey Smiley: wink
It's all so generic and a load of poppycock but I just cannot help myself!
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Established middle class here. Once I'm actually working a job where I'm paid my actual value instead of one notch above minimum wage, we might jump up a level.
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gbaji wrote:
Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.


Your social class is 'foreign peasant', same as the rest.


The sun sets on the British Empire every night.
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Kavekk wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.


Your social class is 'foreign peasant', same as the rest.


The sun sets on the British Empire every night.


The Empire didn't die, it just underwent a re-branding.
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gbaji wrote:
Elite. But then anyone in the US with even a high 5 figure income and owns a home in a place like Southern California would have a hard time not hitting that category. I suppose if you lived in a cave and never socialized with anyone, that might drop you down or something.

Honestly, I found some of the social assumptions quaint to say the least, but that's the British for ya.


Your social class is 'foreign peasant', same as the rest.


The sun sets on the British Empire every night.


Does it? The tiny overseas territories are pretty spread out, actually.
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Yup, the survey is naff. I would have thought the rolling eyes Smiley: rolleyes showed how little respect I have for this survey Smiley: wink
It's all so generic and a load of poppycock but I just cannot help myself!


Well, apparently if I socialize with a university lecturer and attend the opera, I'm more sophisticated than if I listen to rock and socialize with any sort of "common" profession (when did "university lecturer" become high class? Really). And "solicitor" puts you on the fast lane to elite status apparently.

What was odd was that some of the professions raised one portion of the social scale, but lowered the other. Not sure what distinguished one from the other though, so I'm not sure what to read from that. It's a classic example of theory leading reality. Gee. You formed a test based on your own assumed conclusions, and what do you know! The test confirmed your assumptions! Amazing...

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If you hobnob with university professors on a regular basis, you're more likely to be among the political elite, for one thing, or more likely to be well educated yourself.

I have to say that about Georgia's politicians - they tend to rotate in and out of the university system on a regular basis. Former governor Zell Miller is a senior lecturer at UGA, and our local state congress critter quit his political job to become the university system chancellor a while back.
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gbaji wrote:
A friend of mine once defined sociology as a science of telling us what we already should know.


Tomayto, Tomahto. When the field regularly produces things like multi-year studies concluding that attractive women get hit on more than unattractive women, you do kinda start to wonder what the ****'s up with the field as a whole.
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Tomayto, Tomahto. When the field regularly produces things like multi-year studies concluding that attractive women get hit on more than unattractive women, you do kinda start to wonder what the ****'s up with the field as a whole.

That or wonder about science reporting, but, yeah, let's go with "I understand the contributions of social science as a whole based on what I read in USA Today".
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Tomayto, Tomahto. When the field regularly produces things like multi-year studies concluding that attractive women get hit on more than unattractive women, you do kinda start to wonder what the ****'s up with the field as a whole.

They do this same study regularly?

It would be interesting to see how the results have changed over time?

Also, I wonder how the definition of an attractive woman has changed over the time?

Also, I wonder how a study of number of hit attempts on attractive men versus unattractive men would compare with a like study of women?

Also i wonder if the term 'get hit on' has the same meaning now as it might of 10 years ago, or 20 years ago. Cuz now of course getting 'hit on' may involve unacceptable behavior. I wonder if societal pressure discouraging public displays of sexuality or affection has caused men to behave better (or differently)?

Gees someone needs to do a study.....
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That or wonder about science reporting, but, yeah, let's go with "I understand the contributions of social science as a whole based on what I read in USA Today".
I more imagine it is issues of The Weekly World News.
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I think he gets it from here.
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If GOP women are more feminine looking, why are all the smoking hot actresses liberals? Don't give me Palin vs Clinton or something, let's go Palin vs. Johansson.
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If GOP women are more feminine looking, why are all the smoking hot actresses liberals? Don't give me Palin vs Clinton or something, let's go Palin vs. Johansson.
I see they didn't make Sue Collins a poster child for the fem-pubs.
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I think he gets it from here.

Probably. I'm not sure I'd use Ann Coulter...who is slightly less feminine than Chuck Norris as one of my candidates though.

ETA: Seriously, 2013 and you still have that code in?



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If GOP women are more feminine looking, why are all the smoking hot actresses liberals? Don't give me Palin vs Clinton or something, let's go Palin vs. Johansson.
Palin did get a **** parody made about her, that's got to count for something.
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Smasharoo wrote:
Tomayto, Tomahto. When the field regularly produces things like multi-year studies concluding that attractive women get hit on more than unattractive women, you do kinda start to wonder what the ****'s up with the field as a whole.

That or wonder about science reporting...


And lets use the word "science" very loosely while we're at it.
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