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    Does anyone have a page where there's more information about Blues? I've been put in the Varsity badminton team and I'd like to know what privilages (if any) I get
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    If you have a half-blue do you get to wear the Blue (well, green-blue to be honest) clothes and scarf and things or do you get other stuff?
    Im pretty sure half blues cant wear the full blue blazer. If you do and a rugby person/another big guy finds out i wouldnt want to be in that persons shoes. Theres a special half blue scarf which is like the blue scarf but with white stripes though.

    If you do become a hawk you get a lot of priveldges, que jump on wednesdays at cindies but you can also skip the que on many other nights as well. That said its fairly hard to join, since they do pride themselves on being an elitist club.
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    Its those types of clubs/societies that help to make people think Cambridge is elistist! they should be shut down, or opened up to all.
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    not really. go to http://www.hawksclub.com/hawkstart.htm then to history.

    "Despite enormous growth in Cambridge student numbers and in the number of sports which they compete with Oxford, the Hawks' Club remains unashamedly elite. Indeed, its members, once the sporting top five per cent are now the top one per cent. The number of members of the Club in statu purillari is limited (to 180 members for many years) and membership, while not absolutely confined to blues and half-blues, is usually restricted to them."

    Whats so wrong with that if its a society for the sporting elite of cambridge?
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    It seems fair enough to me. Not so sure about the Pitt Club, however!
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    What I think of the Pitt Club is really not suitable for release on a public forum... but you get the idea
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    When I think of the Pitt Club I'm reminded of that glorious Etonian I met, who so charmingly informed me that, "Oh (rah), I didn't realise comprehensives still existed!".
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    I know a corpuscle who was invited to join.

    (Original post by foolfarian)
    Pitt club is a club reserved for those who went to Stonyhedge, Eton or Harrow. Its very posh and up itself.
    Think of the worst elitist segment of cambridge.
    thats the pitt club
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    Why don't they start a new elitist clubs for all the left wing public school non-sportsmen...
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    (Original post by JHutcher)
    elitist clubs for all the left wing
    That sort of defeats the point of being left-wing.
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    yeah i know... was just highlighting exactly the sort of people that won't be invited into those groups.

    (The point of being left wing is for a better society, which isn't really effected by silly societies)
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    (Original post by JHutcher)
    yeah i know... was just highlighting exactly the sort of people that won't be invited into those groups.

    (The point of being left wing is for a better society, which isn't really effected by silly societies)
    Although you could argue that it's better to get rid of the snobs by letting them form societies on their own.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Although you could argue that it's better to get rid of the snobs by letting them form societies on their own.
    Very good point... but they must think we don't approve

    I hate the word snob... because it usually refers to those that enjoy the finer things in life, something which i do myself. Its not that want to rid the world of all things nice, i just want to make them open to everyone.
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    (Original post by JHutcher)
    Very good point... but they must think we don't approve

    I hate the word snob... because it usually refers to those that enjoy the finer things in life, something which i do myself. Its not that want to rid the world of all things nice, i just want to make them open to everyone.
    Well, speaking for myself, I don't.

    A snob not only likes the "finer things" in life, but they look down on people who enjoy other things. I have no quarrel with them if they stay out of my way.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Well, speaking for myself, I don't.

    A snob not only likes the "finer things" in life, but they look down on people who enjoy other things. I have no quarrel with them if they stay out of my way.

    agreed... the definition is often confused much to my own dismay
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    (Original post by JHutcher)
    agreed... the definition is often confused much to my own dismay
    Hmm, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary says an "inverted snob" is "a person who makes it known that they do not like things which suggest high social position but approve of things related to low social position".
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Hmm, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary says an "inverted snob" is "a person who makes it known that they do not like things which suggest high social position but approve of things related to low social position".

    well my issue is with the 'Inverted Snob' so thats ok
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    That sort of defeats the point of being left-wing.
    Two words: champagne socialism
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    the thing about those rah rah public school drinking society types I've found is, they very quickly form their clique, then think they're really popular and loved, and then they just kind of get out of your way because they're too busy congratulating each other or something, and then everybody else doesn't like them or even know who they are. Classic quote from one of them, "I find Clare really clique, so I've been trying to get out more." It's like jesus christ, you ARE the clique, you are solely responsible for everything cliquey at Clare. Just a story for you =P But to conclude, it doesn't really bother me having rahs around, they stay out of your way, and you can get a kick out of laughing at them with everybody else whilst they rah around.
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    True, my rah friend doesn't "do" Peterhouse, he has his little clique of yahs. And naturally everyone else in college is *incredibly* jealous... :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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