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    The Telegraph are talking about you:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...-mostviewedbox

    Around 15 million people - a quarter of the population - are in denial of their true working class status, a study by money*supermarket.com, the financial website, concluded.

    It found that one in 10 households purporting to be middle class had an annual income of less than £15,000.

    Around 4.5 per cent were using unsecured loans to pay for private school fees, second homes or even household staff, and were in an average of £13,000 in debt.

    Loans totalling £35 billion have been taken out to help people maintain a middle-class illusion, but in reality, the lifestyles and spending patterns of the aspiring middle class differed little from the working class.


    You are not middle class like sasguru, you are working class and living on credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    <snip> purporting to be middle class had an annual income of less than £15,000. </snip>
    Damn, my children appear to be working class.

    I must increase their pocket money immediately

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    That article is in contradiction of a recent episode of 'The Wright Stuff' in that case, upon which most of the panel, and the callers, proclaimed to be working class, even though the majority of them earnt £50,000+ and lived in palatial houses in areas such as Chelsea.

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    Yes, there seems to be two types of person obsessed with class.

    Those who earn a pittance and live in debt who believe themselves to be middle class, and those earning a fortune, with lots of assets and no debts who believe themselves still to be working class.

    Strange world.

    I'm upper class, so who cares.
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    Prawny, I've always thought of sas as being 'classless' as in a vagabond entertainer type:

    to illustrate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy View Post
    Prawny, I've always thought of sas as being 'classless' as in a vagabond entertainer type:

    to illustrate...


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    I've never paid much attention in classes.

    Hence I'm a dumb-wit who can't even spell GSCE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy View Post
    Prawny, I've always thought of sas as being 'classless' as in a vagabond entertainer type:

    to illustrate...

    That's twice you've inflicted that image on us today. I suspect you're secretly trying to tell us something, such as that is really you!

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    Actually, as my old Sociology teacher used to explain, it's a bit more complicated that Upper, Middle and Lower Class.

    There are strata within each Class as well.

    So :

    Lower Working Class
    Middle Working Class
    Upper Working Class

    Lower Middle Class
    Middle Middle Class
    Upper Middle Class

    Lower Upper Class
    Middle Upper Class
    Upper Upper Class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    Actually, as my old Sociology teacher used to explain, it's a bit more complicated that Upper, Middle and Lower Class.

    There are strata within each Class as well.

    So :

    Lower Working Class
    Middle Working Class
    Upper Working Class

    Lower Middle Class
    Middle Middle Class
    Upper Middle Class

    Lower Upper Class
    Middle Upper Class
    Upper Upper Class

    HTH
    How do you apply these?

    I suspect I am Upper Upper Class as I live in Swindon and have a title (Mr).
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