I wonder what the strangest job that someone has in the SG area?
Thanks for all the constructive comments and kind words. I'm mostly annoyed with the heritage lottery people.
@Mirandola, who for? I want that job!! I translate classical Latin from time to time (am currently ignoring a chunk of Caesar DBG I need to do) and proofread English - and yes, @chrisN4, medieval Latin is still taught, at the London unis among others. It's not too late to learn it if you really want to!
@andy - are you considering a fundraising party then? There was an interesting piece on trolling in the Sunday Times News Review yesterday, saying among other things that when onliners meet offline, they then tend to be less rude online...
Every forum that I have used over the last few years has had a thread like this at some point.
I only started using this board about a year ago when i moved back into the area and I have found it quite useful.
I don't know what the place was like before this point but I enjoy using it most of the time. I've only had one bad experiance on here and that was last week
The class 'debate' (airing prejudices mostly from a few gassed out Bob Crow soundalikes) is dull. This is an area slowly slowly undergoing.
gentrification/improvement. It will never get up speed cos of density of social housing. Fact. And fair enuf. I must be only member who drinks in the Fonthill , lager central and friendlier than most of the others. So the "class divide" is no such thing jus growing pains. I moved from Highgate cos it's quite nice and rents are cheaper
and I have some family nearby. But abusive wannabe alcopops like The Penguin or whatever he is this week makes me want to go back up the hill. And maybe it was that sort of behaviour that put off the Lottery funders . A great pity. Chang
The class debate is a debate about Britishness, everything is tied up with class from the way you speak the job you have even the paper you read.
I was born working class and will die working class, I'm neither proud or ashamed of that fact, it's just part of me, like the upper class who I doubt very much sit around analysing their place in society nor do the working class they just don't care enough about it for it to matter.
Only some the middle class moan and rant about the class system how bad it is and it should be abolished, the working class don't care as long as there is food in the fridge, a beer in hand, a fag in their mouth And the ability to go to Spain for two weeks every year. I talk from experiance I grew up in that very environment - a lot of us did. People didnt have aspirations to move up in class - to get rich maybe but not change your class, your roots (only the middle class do that). Yes if you won the lottery you picked up sticks and fucked off sharpish but as long as the tv had 700+ channels of crap to watch it didn't matter, it might sound dull but thats the way it is for a large proportion of the country.
A Britain without the class system would be a Wallace without Grommit it would work just not as well.
Edit- I think I've said enough about class. I'm not a bit fan of Wallace and Grommit and for me the class system isn't neccessary to motivate us . A lot of people are very motivated in the US without it.
I think Wallace could carry his own show.
The idea that America doesn't have a class system is laughable.
It is riddled with class in the USA just mixed up with money.
You're both quite right that there's a class system in the US. There's the blue collar/white collar divide, Ivy League, WASPs, old/new money and dynasties of power. It was an ambigious comment but I was referring to the comment
'The class debate is a debate about Britishness, everything is tied up with class from the way you speak the job you have even the paper you read'.
India has a class system based on the caste system. Britain's was based on gentry, public schools and was (still is a bit) a lot more stratified. I don't think both those systems help or have helped to motivate people. Often they kept people back.
Often yeh, but not always. Look at commie states. everyone is held back. Unless ur surname happens to be Castro, in which case pls have a new fancy mobile phone n credit card. Get real. Chang
@ Chang/Chris/Sg.Steve/Tolling Tom/Northern Heights.. I agree State communism is another form of repression as was the case in many parts of Eastern Europe and still is the case in North Korea and to a certain extent in Cuba. They removed the traditional class system and replaced it with a dodgy party membership system. I'm not a communist or even an old school socialist. I'm not a member of any political party and even like some Liberal Democrat policy (e.g. the increased tax free allowance). On the other hand I don't agree with the fear of positive socialism that seems to be the case in many parts of the US (e.g. in regards to health care).
As my tutor at university used to say: "I am no longer clear which question you are answering"
yeah...what has happened to sg.org
ban all the usual suspects or not
and bring in the kids and the new creative riters...
shake this place up a bit
get some new young sg creative riters on here
time for young people to stand up and bring some new blood onto this forum...
shake things up a bit
Don't want shaking, I may vomit.
I'm rather late to this thread, but I'd just like to add my thanks to Andy and David for this site. It proved invaluable both before I moved to London (when I was researching which parts of London I might want to live in) and after I'd moved to the area (for the many threads with invaluable information about the local area). roy
On the BBC today maybe it might work where the lottery didn't.
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