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25th Aug '17 11:47:42 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mucinex commercials tend to personify congestion as a rude, slovenly green thing that willingly and knowingly annoys the person whose body it's occupying.

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30th Jun '17 8:10:50 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Because of the UnfortunateImplications the stereotypes imply, subversions are almost as common as straight examples, with a snobby or elitist character being established as such by having them accuse a sympathetic character of being one of these.

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Because of the UnfortunateImplications the what these stereotypes imply, subversions [[PlayingWithATrope subversions/averions/invocations etc.]] are almost as common as straight examples, with a snobby or elitist character being established as such by having them accuse a sympathetic character of being one of these.



* Ditto for Creator/MelissaMcCarthy, who was also in ''Bridesmaids'' (in her StarMakingRole, in fact), and who went on to play some particularly noxious examples in ''Film/IdentityThief'', ''Film/TheHeat'', and ''Film/{{Tammy}}''.

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* Ditto for Creator/MelissaMcCarthy, who was also in ''Bridesmaids'' (in her StarMakingRole, in fact), and who went on to play some particularly noxious examples in ''Film/IdentityThief'', ''Film/TheHeat'', and ''Film/{{Tammy}}''.



* The ''Diary of a Chav'' series.

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* The ''Diary of a Chav'' series. It's right there in the name.



** As does Lauren Cooper from ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' ([[{{Catchphrase}} "Am I bovered?"]]).
** Sketch show ''Tittybangbang'' had similar characters in the "Duck and Chips Family" and the pub darts team sketches.
** Jocelyn Jee Esien's "Sharonisha" character from her TV series.

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** As does * Lauren Cooper from ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' ([[{{Catchphrase}} "Am I bovered?"]]).
** * Sketch show ''Tittybangbang'' had similar characters in the "Duck and Chips Family" and the pub darts team sketches.
** * Jocelyn Jee Esien's "Sharonisha" character from her TV series.



* Rapper Music/TheStreets , aka Mike Skinner is widely considered a chav rapper as his lyrics, rapped in mockney, are about the day to day life of a lower class person. He doesn't preach violence however and wasn't really that bad off.

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* Rapper Music/TheStreets , aka Mike Skinner is widely considered a chav rapper as his lyrics, rapped in mockney, are about the day to day life of a lower class person. He doesn't preach violence however and wasn't really that bad off.
17th Jun '17 2:48:47 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Hilariously, the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are based on this stereotype. As the game was originally developed in Britain in TheEighties, Orks were based on British youth culture at the time - FootballHooligans, skinheads, [[RiceBurner boy racers]] and thugs in general. One of their war chants is "'''Ere We Go!''" for crying out loud.

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* Hilariously, the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are based on this stereotype. As the game was originally developed in Britain in TheEighties, Orks were based on British youth culture at the time - FootballHooligans, skinheads, [[RiceBurner boy racers]] and thugs in general. One of their war chants is "'''Ere We Go!''" for crying out loud.
loud. They also have a certain resemblace to Chavs, which is odd, since that variant of this trope is somewhat younger than the game. Maybe it's a case of LifeImitatesArt.
27th May '17 5:38:48 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' explored the "Guido" culture, and Brennan herself said she followed [[JerseyShore the TV "documentary" on them]].

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' explored the "Guido" culture, and Brennan herself said she followed [[JerseyShore [[Series/JerseyShore the TV "documentary" on them]].
22nd May '17 3:18:36 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* The Dickinson family from ''Literature/{{Run}}'' is this, with many of them being white trash and despised by the rest of Mursey. Bo and her brother Colt seem to be the only exceptions.
11th Apr '17 8:38:20 PM Golondrina
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* The {{Meme}} character "Scumbag Steve," and his DistaffCounterpart "Scumbag Stacy."

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* The {{Meme}} character "Scumbag Steve," Steve", and his DistaffCounterpart "Scumbag Stacy."
21st Mar '17 10:39:19 AM emeriin
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* Aunt Despair from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has been compared to Honey Boo Boo's mom. Her husband Uncle Lies is an UpperClassTwit.
20th Jan '17 8:52:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' has Sandy Shepherd (know to his friends as "Brother Nasty") a rather amusing example of what happens when one of these gets turned into a genetically enhanced SuperSoldier warrior monk. His Brother Sergeant one one occasion remarks:

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* ''Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' ''Fanfic/Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' has Sandy Shepherd (know to his friends as "Brother Nasty") a rather amusing example of what happens when one of these gets turned into a genetically enhanced SuperSoldier warrior monk. His Brother Sergeant one one occasion remarks:
7th Jan '17 9:36:30 PM megankoumori87
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* ''Film/MyFairLady'' is about Eliza Doolittle's [[RagsToRoyalty transformation]] from this, an ill mannered cockney flower girl, to a splendid lady worthy of dancing with a prince, under the tutelage of the [[SmugSnake pompous Professor Higgins.]] A more traditional example is given in her father, Alfred P., a lazy dustman who happily sponges off anyone he can, to the point where characters will immediately address him with, "Not a brass farthing." When he does get money he immediately [[TheAlcoholic spends it on beer.]] It's also outright stated that he abandoned Eliza early on and is a lousy parent the sporadic times he is in her life. After a conversation, Higgins declares that Alfred is actually a genius and gets him in touch with an American millionaire interested in morality. After the American dies, he leaves Alfred enough money to move himself up to middle class. For Alfred's part he resents this, because it means he now has to marry his common law wife.
27th Dec '16 9:57:52 AM HasturHasturHastur
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On one end of the social spectrum, we have the UpperClassTwit proving that money doesn't make good people. But that doesn't mean a lack of money does the same. Coarse, vulgar, ignorant, violent, and generally at odds with basic human decency, they are not exemplary members of society by any stretch of the imagination. This trope deals with the various varieties of lout, hooligan, and delinquent that appear in various media. While these stereotypes are TruthInTelevision to some degree, it's debatable whether the stereotype comes from RealLife, or said real life examples are [[MisaimedFandom imitating the stereotype]]. A typical LowerClassLout is a teenager or young adult (with the occasional EnfantTerrible) who embodies [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons the worst stereotypes of the working class]] (or middle class).

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On one end of the social spectrum, we have the UpperClassTwit proving that money doesn't make good people. But that doesn't mean a lack of money does the same. Coarse, vulgar, ignorant, violent, theft-prone, disproportionately proud of the few non-contemptible traits that they have to their names (most of which are [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency basic requirements for being considered a decent person]]), and generally greatly at odds with basic human decency, propriety, they are not exemplary members of society by any stretch of the imagination. This trope deals with the various varieties of lout, hooligan, and delinquent that appear in various media. While these stereotypes are TruthInTelevision to some degree, it's debatable whether the stereotype comes from RealLife, or said real life examples are [[MisaimedFandom imitating the stereotype]]. A typical LowerClassLout is a teenager or young adult (with the occasional EnfantTerrible) who embodies [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons the worst stereotypes of the working class]] (or middle class).



Younger examples are almost always TheBully. Because of the class-based origins of the stereotype, expect the moral of any story they appear in to lean towards EatTheRich or KillThePoor. Contrast the UpperClassTwit and AristocratsAreEvil (for when the rich are vilified) and WorkingClassHero. See also: FootballHooligans, {{Delinquents}}, LoserProtagonist.

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Younger examples are almost always TheBully. Because of the class-based origins of the stereotype, expect the moral of any story they appear in to lean towards EatTheRich or KillThePoor. Contrast the UpperClassTwit and AristocratsAreEvil (for when the rich are vilified) and WorkingClassHero. NouveauRiche often overlaps with this when their financial situation changes for the better but their behavior doesn't. See also: FootballHooligans, {{Delinquents}}, LoserProtagonist.
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