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what the hell is a rah? this may seem a silly question but what are they, and why are they so bad?
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what the hell is a rah? this may seem a silly question but what are they, and why are they so bad?
Very, very posh ex-public school people. Usually either rugger buggers or pashmina-wearing Tories, and they often have more money than brains. I personally think it's a stupid word, but there you go.

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In my interpretation they are posh stuck up people often from public school who think they're better than everyone else, i personally dont mind these people, but sum people hate them. Apparently durham un has lots and oxbridge is over run
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Stands for Rich Arse Holes.
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There seem to be some very chippy people on this website.
Get over it, you peasants and go back to your clogs.
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There seem to be some very chippy people on this website.
Get over it, you peasants and go back to your clogs.
'Rah!'
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Well here in Edinburgh (and the rest of Scotland I think) they're called Yahs because of the fact that they say "Yah" instead of "Yes" of "Yeah" when answering in the affirmative, and often say it for not particular reason. St. Andrews is completely rife with them (especially after Prince William went there) and Edinburgh is similar albeit to a lesser extent.
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Well here in Edinburgh (and the rest of Scotland I think) they're called Yahs because of the fact that they say "Yah" instead of "Yes" of "Yeah" when answering in the affirmative, and often say it for not particular reason. St. Andrews is completely rife with them (especially after Prince William went there) and Edinburgh is similar albeit to a lesser extent.
and why are they so awful? there are other creatures just as bad if not worse... for example that most feared animal, 'the townie' . why is everyone so against the rah?
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what the hell is a rah? this may seem a silly question but what are they, and why are they so bad?

yeah, everyones rite........i call them rah rah's!! lol
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and why are they so awful? there are other creatures just as bad if not worse... for example that most feared animal, 'the townie' . why is everyone so against the rah?
I disagree, I find rahs to be far more obnoxious.
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Mmm. I think a lot of it is imitation. I have a friend at Durham and she says that most of the so-called rahs are actually just faking it, and are more middle-class than she is. All it requires is a certain dress code, ability to disguise the regional accent (easy if you are from London) and spending (not necessarily having) lots of money and generally indulging in conspicuos consumption. The ones who fake it are a lot more obnoxious than those who do it unconsciously as a result of their background, education, upbringings.
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"rahs" often come from the well known public schools, and in my experience (sadly i mix with lots of rahs) there are more males than females, for example the boys from Rah Rah Radley
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Good old Radley, my school plays them at various sports and they're serious snobs. Once when their team captain came along to our team and he said "there's a curious smell here.... ah, I know what it is, it's the smell of the lower classes". Plus making fun of people for not having double-barrelled names. And I go to an independent school myself, I don't know how they'd cope coming into contact with anyone from a state school.
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". Plus making fun of people for not having double-barrelled names. .
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Good old Radley, my school plays them at various sports and they're serious snobs. Once when their team captain came along to our team and he said "there's a curious smell here.... ah, I know what it is, it's the smell of the lower classes". Plus making fun of people for not having double-barrelled names. And I go to an independent school myself, I don't know how they'd cope coming into contact with anyone from a state school.
I think in those cases they're not actually being serious, they're just being typical stupid rugger buggers.
We don't have too many around Clare, although I am assured that they exist. This makes me worry that I might be one without realising :eek:
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I think in those cases they're not actually being serious, they're just being typical stupid rugger buggers.
Yes that's true, but while they might be being jokey they aren't doing it in a making fun of themselves sort of way, more just playing up to their image because they think it is a good one, if you see what I mean. PS It was a more civilised sport than rugger
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I'm not at all bothered that my uni might be full of Rahs and I'd constantly feel common with my nortyhern accent - I find them hilarious!
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PS It was a more civilised sport than rugger
Such as??

Peapod - northern accents rock! I constantly find myself accidentally copying my physiology partner's accent, and sounding really stupid in the process :rolleyes:
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I'm not at all bothered that my uni might be full of Rahs and I'd constantly feel common with my nortyhern accent - I find them hilarious!
well said..
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I'm not at all bothered that my uni might be full of Rahs and I'd constantly feel common with my nortyhern accent - I find them hilarious!
I didn't come across anyone at Collingwood who had a northern accent. I didn't meet any Rahs either. Surprising.

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