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    This topic concerns only the elite population. Being myself one of those rah students at St Andrews I would like to ask you to share your opinion and stories on this issue. Which Universities does the elite, Britain's next generation attend? Is it Oxbridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol.... or one of those agriculture colleges in Scotland?

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    I would argue LSE, but it's too international- also lots of UK LSE grads end up working abroad. So I'd say that the elite of the World's next generation are LSE grads.
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    (Original post by dled)
    This topic concerns only the elite population. Being myself one of those rah students at St Andrews I would like to ask you to share your opinion and stories on this issue. Which Universities does the elite, Britain's next generation attend? Is it Oxbridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol.... or one of those agriculture colleges in Scotland?

    To be continued...
    This thread is entirely pointless as everyone is goin to come onto it and say their uni is producing elites, when everyone knows almost every elite will come from Oxford or Cambridge.
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    (Original post by dled)
    This topic concerns only the elite population. Being myself one of those rah students at St Andrews I would like to ask you to share your opinion and stories on this issue. Which Universities does the elite, Britain's next generation attend? Is it Oxbridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol.... or one of those agriculture colleges in Scotland?

    To be continued...
    I would guess that the "elite" would study at Oxbridge.

    Does the term rah stand for anything?
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    St Andrew's and Durham have great rah potential, but I still think Oxbridge is as rah as you can get.
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    (Original post by ckwan16)
    I would guess that the "elite" would study at Oxbridge.

    Does the term rah stand for anything?
    Some claim "rich a***hole," but I think it's just a piss-take of the way certain people speak. "Rah" is (or used to be) actually said by some people, or it's just an affectation in their voice.

    According to some people, Durham would come a close second because it has people who didn't quite make it but still want to live the life. Not all Durham students are like this though!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    According to some people, Durham would come a close second because it has people who didn't quite make it but still want to live the life. Not all Durham students are like this though!
    I've meet a few Durham students and they're suitable rah. St. Andrew's is getting more rah, whilst Bristol is losing it's rah-ness.

    Rah basically means people who've been to public school, I think.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    I've meet a few Durham students and they're suitable rah. St. Andrew's is getting more rah, whilst Bristol is losing it's rah-ness.

    Rah basically means people who've been to public school, I think.
    I think, more importantly, it means people who behave like they've gone to public school. I know an Old Etonian who is very un-rah.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I think, more importantly, it means people who behave like they've gone to public school. I know an Old Etonian who is very un-rah.
    *cough*Joey*cough*

    I don't think I'm overly rah; I'd don't talk rah, but I do like port and whiskey, which is seen as quite rah. Hmmm.

    But we do have some really really rah people round here.
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    (Original post by dled)
    This topic concerns only the elite population. Being myself one of those rah students at St Andrews I would like to ask you to share your opinion and stories on this issue. Which Universities does the elite, Britain's next generation attend? Is it Oxbridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol.... or one of those agriculture colleges in Scotland?

    To be continued...
    At the risk of sounding like a complete snob, the answer to that question is fairly straighforward unless you stretch the meaning of the word to produce the response you want, of course.

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    I don't think I'm overly rah; I'd don't talk rah, but I do like port and whiskey, which is seen as quite rah. Hmmm.
    A little off topic, but I had a rather nice preprandial glass of 1974 port last night. Lovely.
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    The same applies to Oxbridge, Durham, Bristol (losing its profile), Edinburgh (with Brown on the top)::
    "YAHS, rahs, posh people, the pink shirt brigade?whatever you call them, it is a truth universally acknowledged that St Andrews is full of these middle class students, living off Daddy?s infinite supply of cash and spending the holidays backpacking around Nepal or simply relaxing in a comfortable detached house in the leafy suburbs of London. Yet how do all these people get here? Is our little town really a Mecca for the offspring of Saab-driving fathers and doily-wielding mothers, prompting a large number of applications from this type of people, or is it the powers-that-be in the admissions department who actually choose our social group?
    ..."
    http://www.journalism.cf.ac.uk/Stude...ocusclass.html

    Maybe you like it. Port 1974 is quite good.
    What books does the elite read? Where are they spending the summer, with whom?
    Are they friendly relations between the different factories (Unis of course) producing Britains next snobery. Oxford and Durham students meeting for a pint after they debating society? Or St Andrews and Bristol students playing polo? Have a look at the picture: http://www.debatingsociety.org.uk/board-of-ten.shtml
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    *cough*Joey*cough*

    I don't think I'm overly rah; I'd don't talk rah, but I do like port and whiskey, which is seen as quite rah. Hmmm.

    But we do have some really really rah people round here.
    He would be the paradigm example, though I think a lot of it is an act - and he's not an OE.

    My sis says I'm a Cambridge rah, but I'm not a public school one And you can't live in Windsor and Oxford and not talk reasonably well - although your choice of language might be less than gentlemanly
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    He would be the paradigm example, though I think a lot of it is an act - and he's not an OE.

    My sis says I'm a Cambridge rah, but I'm not a public school one And you can't live in Windsor and Oxford and not talk reasonably well - although your choice of language might be less than gentlemanly
    Well, I lived in Shrewsbury till I was like 15, which isn't quite as rah as Windsor. Of course I was at boarding school so it dosen't really matter where my family lived. I talk well, and probable to someone who hasn't meet many people like me I'm incredible rah, but compared to some people down here, I'm really not that rah at all.
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    There are many rahs at Bristol
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    (Original post by Amb1)
    There are many rahs at Bristol
    There isn't anything inherently wrong with rahs, just as there isn't anything inherently wrong with neds etc. But faux rahs and faux neds are intensely annoying.
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    Dear Rah community!
    tell me about your job prospects. Politics, family business, agriculture?
    What are your plans after St Andrews, Durham, Bristol, Oxbridge, Edinburgh?
    Just curious...
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    (Original post by dled)
    Dear Rah community!
    tell me about your job prospects. Politics, family business, agriculture?
    What are your plans after St Andrews, Durham, Bristol, Oxbridge, Edinburgh?
    Just curious...
    Perhaps you should explain your interest.
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    (Original post by d750)
    Perhaps you should explain your interest.
    If you wish me to explain you I will: 1. foreign politics (journalist or diplomat) 2. producer of films Maybe doing the wrong course for the second option. (International Relations, Modern Languages St Andrews)

    Not a rah carrier, I reckon! And what about you after Camebridge and Oxford?
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    (Original post by dled)
    Not a rah carrier, I reckon! And what about you after Camebridge and Oxford?
    Is there anything more faux-rah then mispelling Cambridge?
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    Is there anything more faux-rah then mispelling Cambridge?
    Getting his pashmina entwined with another rah's??? :confused:


    *Is very aware the should he get into Edin he will probably be abused by these people*
 
 
 
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