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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 11:57 am
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Yeah, it was.

I'm decently paid and own a property in London worth more than £500k (and we know what that means by London standards not to mention my mortgage). I imagine the property alone put me in the elite category even though I hardly feel 'elite'.

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Your result wasn't 'elite' was it?
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 1:35 pm
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-about-welfare is surely a more relevant discussion than how much money we all earn or don't?
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Yeah, it was.

I'm decently paid and own a property in London worth more than £500k (and we know what that means by London standards not to mention my mortgage). I imagine the property alone put me in the elite category even though I hardly feel 'elite'.
Yes, It means you are average to below average, not Elite.

Greater London
Average house price £445,651
Detached £751,184
Semi-detached £459,182
Terrace £477,449
Flat £394,336
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 3:01 pm
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Scamp, I'm with you- technical middle class.

I wonder what everyone strives to be? My parents have always wanted better for me than they had, which I think is what every parent wants, and them being working class I guess I've done as they wished.

Not forgetting your roots is the key though. In my head middle class is not a flattering pigeon hole to be in and if I behaved above my station my parents and friends would ground me in a nanosecond. For me middle class describes someone who thinks they are better than they are, has a rod stuffed up their arse and is a bit pouncy or perhaps that is just my experience of people whom I would class in that category. Upper class, well don't even get me started. In reality I know some pretty posh types through to proper working class and at the end of the day it doesn't matter where they come from or what they do as long as they are genuine and nice people. Proper posh people I do struggle with though.
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
I was just going to post this.

I got Elite - and I certainly didn't expect that!

So it must be bollocks then!
Me to - a scam - they will next ask for money for a certificate.
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 3:43 pm
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Your reading comprehensive isn't very good, is it?

If you'd bothered to take the survey you'd notice that the highest value property ownership category you could tick is £500k+

I merely implied that it doesn't factor in the huge disparity in property prices in the UK and that £500,000 in London doesn't mean anything. Yet if you ticked this box it probably goes a long way in placing you in the elite category.

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Yes, It means you are average to below average, not Elite.

Greater London
Average house price £445,651
Detached £751,184
Semi-detached £459,182
Terrace £477,449
Flat £394,336
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 4:18 pm
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You can't take the survey, you don't live in the uk
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Your reading comprehensive isn't very good, is it
I am not sure what reading has to do with it at all

Do you want salt and vinegar for your chips?
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Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:24 am
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Scamp, I'm with you- technical middle class.

I wonder what everyone strives to be? My parents have always wanted better for me than they had, which I think is what every parent wants, and them being working class I guess I've done as they wished.

Not forgetting your roots is the key though. In my head middle class is not a flattering pigeon hole to be in and if I behaved above my station my parents and friends would ground me in a nanosecond. For me middle class describes someone who thinks they are better than they are, has a rod stuffed up their arse and is a bit pouncy or perhaps that is just my experience of people whom I would class in that category. Upper class, well don't even get me started. In reality I know some pretty posh types through to proper working class and at the end of the day it doesn't matter where they come from or what they do as long as they are genuine and nice people. Proper posh people I do struggle with though.
Chippy working class?

I'm middle class, always have been and I am not the kind of person you describe. I can be a frightful snob though!

What is this nonsense about 'ideas above your station'? That's a way of trying to keep people down and not wanting them to have ambition and achieve something. People often say that to others as they are scared about them getting on and leaving them behind. To many, the facts you are a designer, earn a good living and have ambition will define you as middle class.

Of course, the rational answer to all of it is so effing what? Shouldn't we all strive to be decent people and successful in whatever way we want?
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Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:46 am
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Of course, the rational answer to all of it is so effing what? Shouldn't we all strive to be decent people and successful in whatever way we want?
Absolutely. Ambitionless people aren't worth knowing.

The fact we are all overseas shows a good level of ambition and a commitment to bettering yourself, your potential, your earnings and your opportunities.

Someone famous once said something like; 'a life without ambition is a life not worth living'. I think. Sod it, I'll claim it. - Scamp 2013.
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Absolutely. Ambitionless people aren't worth knowing.

The fact we are all overseas shows a good level of ambition and a commitment to bettering yourself, your potential, your earnings and your opportunities.

Someone famous once said something like; 'a life without ambition is a life not worth living'. I think. Sod it, I'll claim it. - Scamp 2013.
Some of the nicest people i know have no ambition . Your comment defines your young years Mr Scamp .

Brits and the class system , like crabs in a basket .
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Ambitious? Ambitious about what? I'm ambitious about sitting on a beach and reading a book

. I dont know what you "do" but dont expect everyone to want to play the same games that you want to play Scamp.
I'm ambitious about tea-bagging your daughter whilst your wife films it.
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I'm ambitious about golf and cooking.

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and everyone is ambitious about somthing...Im ambititous about sleeping in every morning
I'm ambitious about catching more trolls than Jerseygirl
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