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    My fmaily don't have a coat of arms, so I'd have a job to do it!


    I wouldn't wear one anyway, I have very long, slim fingers, so rings have to be slim and delicate to look right.
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    (Original post by paddy)
    Then keep up the good work Sir :hat2:


    Oh and to answer the question, I sadly do not wear a signet ring. I fear it would slip off my deceptively girly fingers :dry:
    I have girly fingers too... In fact i have nicer "girl fingers" than my sister! Not happy about it...
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    I'm really sorry to be rude OP.. but you sound like a prick.

    "One signet ring is a symbol of the fact that ones ancestors oppressed masses of people in the past.. ones forefathers really were smashing at slaughter.. tally ho!"

    Personally my coat of arms is a red star, my ancestry is the people.

    (Now I sound like a prick :p: )
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    Want to know what the typical "nouveau riche" looks like? He is usually german, drives a jaguar or a red ferrari, wears a pair of flip-flops with socks, folds his pocket squares (I prefer the term handkerchief. Indeed one should never fold an handkerchief, it should just be put into the jacket's from pocket as a sort of puff), wears a pink tie with funny animals on it, stretches his little finger out when he drinks champagne and is generaly unfriendly with employees as he believes that he is superior to them.
    :rofl: Where did you get that from?
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    I do not live in a manor. The nouveau riche are the most awful individuals on this planet because of their arrogance, their lack of knowledge and good manners and their extremly poor taste. Want to know what the typical "nouveau riche" looks like? He is usually german, drives a jaguar or a red ferrari, wears a pair of flip-flops with socks, folds his pocket squares (I prefer the term handkerchief. Indeed one should never fold an handkerchief, it should just be put into the jacket's from pocket as a sort of puff), wears a pink tie with funny animals on it, stretches his little finger out when he drinks champagne and is generaly unfriendly with employees as he believes that he is superior to them. I believe we should re-open concentration camps especially for them, the "nouveau riches". :rant:
    **** you.

    Other than that, reading this thread has literally made my day :yep:
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    However, the idea that tax payers money is going to fund the royal family is really bad from a free market perspective.
    Actually it's probably one of the purest forms of government intervention, and hardly distorts the free market at all. Arguably, it's even one of the most efficient ways the government can spend money due to the enhanced multiplier on spending by the Royal Family.
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    :rofl: Where did you get that from?
    Deutsche Spießer im Urlaub...

    Not saying all germans are Spießer but many new investors are. Just look at those people in Mallorca. You immediatly recognize the german gentleman and on the other hand the German Spießer with his flip-flops and socks...
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    (Original post by moregano)
    **** you.

    Other than that, reading this thread has literally made my day :yep:
    So are you telling me you love arrogant Nouveau-riches?
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    I received a signet ring on my 18th birthday on which my full coat of arms was engraved since i was my father's oldest son. However, while in continental europe one tends to display one's entire arms on a signet ring, the tradition in britain is to display only the crest (The crest is the part of a coat of arms which is above the shield, above the helmet and above the coronet.), It is usually a wreath and then an object or animal. The coronet is not part of the crest even if you are noble. In fact only Royalty in Britain is allowed to display a coronet or crown on their signet ring. Anyway, since i really love this country i decided that i would adopt the British custom and registered my arms as foreign achievement with the College of Arms in London (It is unlawful to use unregistered arms. Grants of arms are usually granted to those who served the crown, have a title or received a number of awards. A signet ring should always be worn on the small finger of the left hand... Sorry about this lesson on heraldry! :yep: ), ever since i had the ring re-made to show only the crest, i wore it everyday since. What do you think about signet rings? Do you wear one?
    How middle class seriously? I'm not exactly working class but seriously I have this image of you in a sort of burgandy coloured leather chair with a cigar on scoffing at all the peasant workers.. Christ. You also sound like a pretty retro monarch.
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    So are you telling me you love arrogant Nouveau-riches?
    No, I'm telling you not to joke about concentration camps.

    Nice trolling btw, good effort
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    (Original post by moregano)
    No, I'm telling you not to joke about concentration camps.

    Nice trolling btw, good effort
    Nobody cares.
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    Deutsche Spießer im Urlaub...

    Not saying all germans are Spießer but many new investors are. Just look at those people in Mallorca. You immediatly recognize the german gentleman and on the other hand the German Spießer with his flip-flops and socks...
    I cannot take you seriously if you are going to talk about people on holiday in Majorca (Mallorca). I agree that some people dress in a hilarious way but they usually don't have a lot of money (maybe a few winnings from the casino).
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    (Original post by paddy)
    Nobody cares.
    I care.
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    (Original post by moregano)
    No, I'm telling you not to joke about concentration camps.

    Nice trolling btw, good effort
    I am not a :troll:

    That's just the way i am. If you don't like me that's okay, everyone is free to have their own ideas after, but well... Why does only one person in three answer my original question?
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    I cannot take you seriously if you are going to talk about people on holiday in Majorca (Mallorca). I agree that some people dress in a hilarious way but they usually don't have a lot of money (maybe a few winnings from the casino).
    Nouveau Riche is a mentality, it doesn't mean that they are always rich. Its the way they behave, the things they do.
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    Nouveau Riche is a mentality, it doesn't mean that they are always rich. Its the way they behave, the things they do.
    I hereby accuse you of generalising.
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    (Original post by Rule Britannia!)
    I am not a :troll:

    That's just the way i am. If you don't like me that's okay, everyone is free to have their own ideas after, but well... Why does only one person in three answer my original question?
    Ok to answer your original question, no. I've never heard of a signet ring, I seriously doubt my family has a coat of arms, and my second name isn't even British originally, so going by what you said in your OP, I don't think I would be "allowed" to wear one if I wanted to.
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    I hereby accuse you of generalising.
    And i hereby present my appologies if you indeed believe that i wasn't quite clear. Nouveau riches are generally rich but not always. There is of course a lot of poor Spießer.
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    I'm not at uni, but I really wanted a signet ring for my 18th. I told my mum, who asked a jeweller the price. The answer was no
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    Lol, i've never heard of these rings before.
 
 
 
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