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    And what is considered upper-class?

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    Middle-class: Jeremy Paxman.

    Upper-class: David Cameron.
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    Oh god, so many ways you could classify it.

    Wealth, Income, Capital, Culture, Oppourtunity, Skill level, Education, ascribed status, celebrity, power etc.

    Personally I say home owners or skilled professionals are middle class
    Upper class is an ascribed status, for aristocracy, or in rare occasions the super-celebrity.
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    This thread will not cause any dispute whatsoever :awesome:
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    Upper class has a much stricter definition, usually money and social standing. You can be middle class in so many ways....even if you just follow politics you're considered to be middle class!
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    Millionaire = upper class, the end :cool:
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    (Original post by Lou Reed)
    I don't get it... :confused:
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    I don't get it... :confused:
    Im guessing it's to do with voting behaviour? :confused: (Labour, Tories, greens...)
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    Oh there are many levels to my picture.
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    (Original post by Sver)
    Millionaire = upper class, the end :cool:
    I don't think being a millionaire is sufficient to be upper class.
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    (Original post by Sver)
    Millionaire = upper class, the end :cool:
    Just no. This isnt america. Class isnt money.

    Wayne Rooney is not upper class. He just a rich chav.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    Oh god, so many ways you could classify it.

    Wealth, Income, Capital, Culture, Oppourtunity, Skill level, Education, ascribed status, celebrity, power etc.

    Personally I say home owners or skilled professionals are middle class
    Upper class is an ascribed status, for aristocracy, or in rare occasions the super-celebrity.
    Home owners? You'd hardly be middle class if you'd bought your council house.

    Even a owning a better house than that wouldn't necessarily make you middle class, I don't think, considering how they handed out mortgages like sweets a few years ago.
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    (Original post by Camden Town)
    Middle-class: Jeremy Paxman.

    Upper-class: David Cameron.
    Jeremy Paxman went to an extremely prestigious school and then Oxbridge too you know.. As did I.

    All upper middle class.
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    Above Lower Class, below Upper Class.
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    The criteria to be upper class is wearing a top hat and monocle as casual wear.
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    (Original post by Eric Arthur)
    Home owners? You'd hardly be middle class if you'd bought your council house.

    Even a owning a better house than that wouldn't necessarily make you middle class, I don't think, considering how they handed out mortgages like sweets a few years ago.

    I say if you've worked hard, saved well and paid off your mortgage you deserve the mantle of being middle class. It takes an appreciation of capital and a humble perserverence to pay off a mortgage, I'd say. You certainly won't get benefit scroungers and unskilled workers at minimum wage owning a home.
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    (Original post by sorafdfs)
    The criteria to be upper class is wearing a top hat and monocle as casual wear.
    You've forgotten the walking cane. Ive yet to wear a monocle sadly. It is an ambition.
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    http://www.board67.com/forum/misc-bo...dle-class.html
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    I say if you've worked hard, saved well and paid off your mortgage you deserve the mantle of being middle class. It takes an appreciation of capital and a humble perserverence to pay off a mortgage, I'd say. You certainly won't get benefit scroungers and unskilled workers at minimum wage owning a home.
    This is a home-owning country. By your definition, we would have the biggest middle class in Europe, which is not the case.
 
 
 

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