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I had a wonderful trip to the dentist today. i don't usually enjoy trips to the dentist, but this wa sthe last appointment of nine that I had, and seeing as my tooth which hurts like hell was getting fixed, I was happy about going to the dentist. Three hours of drilling couldn't be worse than three seconds of chewing with this tooth.<br><br><br><br>
But my trip to the dentist was not as painless as i'd have hoped, because whilst I was in the waiting room, I picked a magazine off of the table. It was a regular looking women's magazine, and seeing as I enjoy reading womens magazines from time to time, I thought that nothing could go wrong.<br><br><br><br>
But things did go wrong. The magazine in question was a british social magazine known as "Tatler" I'd never heard of it before. i just found out what it is. Anyhow, this magazine is very much like your average womens magazine, but with a difference - This magazine is for upper class snobs. I was appalled to see the flagrant amount of snobbishness in one magazine. This particular edition featured what I have heard is a staple of Tatler, and it is the "100 most invited" list. So stuck up people, instead of making lists of the hundred people they'd most like to sleep with, make lsts of the hundred people they'd like to have at their party, drinking expensive champagne.<br><br><br><br>
The magazine also promotes what we Brits call "It girls." It girls are basically prudent little whiners with rich parents who try to get noticed. Oh yes, and it gets worse: they had a section dedicated to bird shooting. For those unfamiliar with british culture, pheasant and grouse shooting is something which rich people do in their spare time, since tetris is too common for them. Yup - It shows how you can spend five grand making yourself look really pretty when you're out shooting. Excellent stuff, I must say, especially if you're proletarian scum looking for a cheap, but well deserved laugh.<br><br><br><br>
This magazine is laughable. it's simply stuck up people with a stuck up magazine promoting snobbery. It even has restaurant guides for places to go where you can spend £140 on a meal that costs £20 somewhere else! Incredible!<br><br><br><br>
I'm just amazed that there is a magazine out there that caters to snobs. There's a magazine for everything, but SNOBBERY!!! Of all things, that's what they make a magazine for?
 

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Hmm... any relation to <i>The Tatler</i> that was published back in the early 1700's by Sir Richard Steele? That was a women's magazine written for snobs that focused on true breeding and openly (but not <i>too</i>harshly, as that in itself would be base) made fun of "commoners."<br><br><br><br>
Actually, <i>that</i> Tatler contains one of my favorite essays of all times on dueling -- it's hilarious. It's basically talking about the vulgarity and stupidity of deuling, and it ends with this sample challenge letter:<br><br><br><br>
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"Your extraordinary behavior last night, and the liberty you were pleased to take with me, makes me this morning give you this, to tell you, because you are an ill-bred puppy, I will meet you in Hyde Park an hour hence; and because you want both breeding and humanity, I desire you would come with a pistol in your hand, on horseback, and endeavor to shoot me through the head to teach you more manners. If you fail of doing me this pleasure, I shall say you are a rascal, on every post in town: and so, sir, if you will not injure me more, I shall never forgive what you have done already. Pray, sir, do not fail of getting everything ready; and you will infinitely oblige,<br><br>
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humble servant, etc."<br><br><br><br><i>Man</i> I love that letter. Thanks for giving me a really stretched out excuse to write that.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry you were subjected to that mag, though. I avoid all womens magazines... honestly, I thought they were all like that.
 

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Not to worry, Loki...... once I move to Scotland and reclaim the land of my Clan, and set myself up in a Castle, I'll be waging war upon those type of English people.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I've probably told it 100 times before (maybe not on VB)..... I was at a friend's b'day lunch and her upper-class snobby friends kept talking about drinking expensive champagne on their (Daddy's) yachts while wondering what the poor people are doing. I should have puked over their over-priced fashion brand clothing.
 

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Snobbery is a big part of real life, however much I might disapprove. There's plenty of it here in the US, although I suspect the situation there in the UK is worse, due to your formalized class system and the institutions of royalty<br><br>
and nobility.<br><br><br><br>
I had some fun with our British guests back in April. Mary asked me, "What is your title, Joe?" I deliberately pretended to misunderstand her, and replied: "You mean, like 'Duke' or 'Earl'?<br><br>
Haven't you heard, Mary? We don't have titles in the US." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Kurm --<br><br><br><br>
You're reclaiming the land of your Clan and invading, too? I'm off to Scotland this summer to do that very thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> 'Course, the family castle is a sad bit of rubble at the moment, so it may be a little slow going...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>Not to worry, Loki...... once I move to Scotland and reclaim the land of my Clan, and set myself up in a Castle, I'll be waging war upon those type of English people.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I've probably told it 100 times before (maybe not on VB)..... I was at a friend's b'day lunch and her upper-class snobby friends kept talking about drinking expensive champagne on their (Daddy's) yachts while wondering what the poor people are doing. I should have puked over their over-priced fashion brand clothing.</b></div>
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I think you've told it way more than 100 times.
 

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Well I guess that's 101. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
(Sorry to hijack your thread, Loki)<br><br><br><br>
ETA: Oops. My reply doesn't make sense.
 

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I think I might join you, too, Kurm and Mskedi. I'm a descendant of Clan Muir. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Tame</i><br><br><b>Loki - seems you like to criticize the way others live...sounds kind of...I don't know...snobbish?</b></div>
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Ack! I was about to post this. *L*
 

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It's ok to be snobbish to snobs - They deserve it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I think everybody is snobbish in one way or another. I know I get really uppity and snobbish about dogs--odd, b/c I'm always talking about the rescued and/or adopted dog and looking down on those who go to breeders. Imagine that--being snobby about mutts. LOL.
 

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There's a lot of snobbery in New Orleans. It seems part of the rich white culture. And of course, I work at Whole Foods... and we just naturally attract snobs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> That's one of the things I'm snobbish about too, muppet! I'm generally snobbish about people who acquire things to make the "right" appearance. Actually, I think that people who have to have designer clothes, etc., just don't have any real confidence in their own taste--they have to go with a label in order to feel confident about what they're wearing, for example.
 

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I went shopping with a guy and he'd be looking at these clothes, and I'd tell him "you know, you could get that shirt for $5.... the extra $50 you're paying for is just for that label saying <insert-brand-name>".<br><br><br><br>
He knew but he didn't care.... he just wanted to be seen with it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>What Clan, Mskedi? I'm a descendant of the Clan MacKenzie.</b></div>
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Clan Graham, sect Menteith. We've got the <i>best</i> tartan, and when we take over it will make a nice looking world flag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
And as far as tags go, my students actually leave the tags on their shoes & backpacks so the labels are prominent. It's sad. I threaten to cut the tags off their backpacks when they're annoying -- it works about as well as I would imagine threatening bodily harm would. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
And then there's the whole thing with stuffing their shoes with rolled up socks so that the tongues stick up all high. What's with that? I'm so old... I don't get it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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:Confused: What is up with the clan tangent? My family came from some remote village in Yugoslavia.<br><br><br><br>
Loki, The Tatler is definatly laughable, ohhh look what "so and so is doing now.... I get a kick out of reading social rags, I play a game called Guess the Eating Disorder.<br><br><br><br>
Am I snotty? Damn skippy, everyone is snobby to some degree. Hell, many of us on this board are "snobby" to omnivores on a daily basis.<br><br><br><br>
Alison <----- Snob
 

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I'm snobby on a few things. i must admit. But I'm never snobby about fashion. I can't afford to be. I wear jeans, a t-shirt, scruffy shoes and i never style my hair. (OK, you've seen the spiky pic. - i styled my hair a couple of times.)<br><br><br><br>
If I get rich and famous and end up on tatler's 100 most invited list, I'm going to write to them and demand that I be taken off of their filthy list. Nothing's more fun than outsnobbing the snobs!<br><br><br><br>
I might get myself a copy of tatler, just so I can laugh at the upper class people. or I could hurt my teeth so i can have a look at a copy at the dentistry. Well, I don't want to support snobs, but i don't mind supporting the mars company. Bring on the skittles! Those teeth will be dust by the time i'm done!
 
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