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9th Jul '17 11:51:19 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Marriage à la mode'', a series of six paintings by the English painter and engraver William Hogarth, depicts the ArrangedMarriage between the daughter of a ''nouveau riche'' city alderman and the son of a [[ImpoverishedPatrician bankrupt Earl]]; [[NobilityMarriesMoney the alderman aims to elevate his family to respectability, while the Earl hopes to restore his family's fortune]]. Unfortunately for both, the marriage ends badly, with the husband [[DuelToTheDeath killed in a duel with his wife's lover]] and the wife [[DrivenToSuicide taking poison after her lover is hanged]], and the daughter they leave behind standing to inherit neither the title nor the money, although she does "inherit" syphilis from her father, which bodes ill for any future continuation of the family.

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* ''Marriage à la mode'', ''Art/MarriageALaMode'', a series of six paintings by the English painter and engraver William Hogarth, depicts the ArrangedMarriage between the daughter of a ''nouveau riche'' city alderman and the son of a [[ImpoverishedPatrician bankrupt Earl]]; [[NobilityMarriesMoney the alderman aims to elevate his family to respectability, while the Earl hopes to restore his family's fortune]]. Unfortunately for both, the marriage ends badly, with the husband [[DuelToTheDeath killed in a duel with his wife's lover]] and the wife [[DrivenToSuicide taking poison after her lover is hanged]], and the daughter they leave behind standing to inherit neither the title nor the money, although she does "inherit" syphilis from her father, which bodes ill for any future continuation of the family.
8th Jul '17 10:50:30 AM nombretomado
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* While not technically wealth (that was supposed to be nonexistent), after WorldWarTwo there were plenty of Soviet jokes about ''Generals' wives'', who received a lot of luxury items from the conquered territories. Such as the wife who, when told she couldn't wear a lacy nightie to the theater, asked where they expected her to wear such a beautiful "dress."

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* While not technically wealth (that was supposed to be nonexistent), after WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII there were plenty of Soviet jokes about ''Generals' wives'', who received a lot of luxury items from the conquered territories. Such as the wife who, when told she couldn't wear a lacy nightie to the theater, asked where they expected her to wear such a beautiful "dress."
14th Jun '17 11:54:01 PM AuraXtreme
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* Disney/{{Hercules}} is described as such by the Muses in "Zero to Hero", shortly after defeating the Hydra.
-->''With appearance fees and royalties, our Herc had cash to burn''
-->''Now nouveau riche and famous, he could tell you [[WhatsAHenway what's a Grecian urn]]''
10th Jun '17 1:46:43 AM DeepRed
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Often paired with ConspicuousConsumption and AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, and can lead to AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted. OldMoney, in contrast, are usually much more restrained in both taste and spending, as they have no need to flaunt the wealth they've always had and no wish to throw away the family fortune on trivial pursuits.

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Often paired with ConspicuousConsumption and AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, and can lead to AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted. The BourgeoisBumpkin is the more overtly political cousin. OldMoney, in contrast, are usually much more restrained in both taste and spending, as they have no need to flaunt the wealth they've always had and no wish to throw away the family fortune on trivial pursuits.


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23rd Apr '17 11:42:11 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Davos is unusually wealthy for a knight; given the extremely important service he rendered, he was given some of the most prosperous lands in the Stormlands. Also subverted, given that Davos was a very, very good smuggler prior to going straight. He is a rare honorable and heroic example. Also, unlike other examples like Janos Slynt and Littlefinger, he's more humble about it.
23rd Apr '17 9:54:23 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''SweetValleyHigh'' books, Lila Fowler's family was looked down on by Bruce Patman's family because they were considered this.

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* In the ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' books, Lila Fowler's family was looked down on by Bruce Patman's family because they were considered this.
16th Apr '17 12:01:43 PM MarqFJA
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* Also implied with Countess Madeleine from Manga/{{Lady}}, and her SpoiledBrat children Thomas and Mary. It would certainly explain why she acts like she is the mistress of Marble Mansion, the BigFancyHouse belonging to Lynn's father, ''before even being engaged to him''.

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* Also implied with Countess Madeleine from Manga/{{Lady}}, ''Manga/{{Lady}}'', and her SpoiledBrat children Thomas and Mary. It would certainly explain why she acts like she is the mistress of Marble Mansion, the BigFancyHouse belonging to Lynn's father, ''before even being engaged to him''.
13th Apr '17 6:26:15 AM erforce
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* The murder victim in ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.

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* %%* The murder victim in ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.
28th Mar '17 4:11:15 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', one of the Preps Tad Spencer is new money, a fact he is ashamed of and tries to mask it by speaking with a stuck-up UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', Tad Spencer, one of the Preps Tad Spencer Preps, is new money, a fact he money. He is ashamed of this fact and tries to mask it by speaking with a stuck-up UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}.
28th Mar '17 4:09:31 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Chester Lampwick, the bum who originally created Itchy & Scratchy, becomes this after winning an 800 million dollar lawsuit against the Meyers family for stealing his idea. The very first things he buys with his newfound wealth are a solid gold mansion and a rocket car.
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