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The latest in a long line of "Dubai Bashing" articles...

Old Jul 23rd 2017, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by ExpatAl View Post
The term is so subjective these days...
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Not to mention pejorative. What's wrong with being 'middle class'?
Yeah, is Millhouse calling me scum or loaded?
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 9:33 am
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I haven't put much thought into this but:

If you think you're middle class, you're not.
If you don't want to be thought of as middle class, you are.
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 9:49 am
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Yeah, is Millhouse calling me scum or loaded?
Nouveau riche like Harry Enfield's character..... "Considerably richer yan yaaaaaaaw"
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 11:06 am
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Surely if you need to work in order to live (as you wish), then the very statement of the fact makes you of the working class. What's wrong with that?
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 11:11 am
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Time for a sketch.


Or the updated version with Stephen Fry

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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
You may not feel it scampy, but your joint income is far from middle class.

Is that mean, median or mode?


And aren't you supposed to be occupied doing something more important than faffing on here right now?
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
Nouveau riche like Harry Enfield's character..... "Considerably richer yan yaaaaaaaw"
Eurgh. No thank you sir.
That's the same as being 'footballer rich' isn't it...
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Is that mean, median or mode?


And aren't you supposed to be occupied doing something more important than faffing on here right now?
Long bus journey
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 12:17 pm
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Long bus journey
A bus? On the roads outside the main cities? I hope there is a spa that does good massages wherever you are going.

Happy for you too.
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Oh, he got married and is on his honeymoon?

Awww.....how sweet of him to kindly remember us.

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A bus? On the roads outside the main cities? I hope there is a spa that does good massages wherever you are going.

Happy for you too.
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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 7:52 pm
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As a quite beautiful, poignant and touching alternative view of Dubai, from a view point the original author did not even consider.

I didn't go looking for this, some one posted on FB.

https://pensivepiscean.wordpress.com...goodbye-dubai/

This is another side of the "Dubai’s dark side: The world’s most toxic culture".

This is more of what I hope for from a journalist and why the click bait slash and burn Dubai is EVIL articles ignore so many stories and shades, something a journalist with several years of "one the ground" experience totally, utterly failed to touch on.

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