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5th Feb '16 3:09:05 PM AgProv
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get the right art-student band from Sheffield here...
* The Music/{{Blur}} song ''Common People'' mocks a fortunate Trustafarian girl with an independent income, who expresses a wish to slum it among the "common people" for a while, as she thinks this is going to be fun. Jarvis Cocker points out that she can go back to her own world at any point when it ceases to be sufficiently fun for her, whereas the rest of us are stuck here for life and don't have that luxury.
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* The Music/{{Blur}} Music/{{Pulp}} song ''Common People'' mocks a fortunate Trustafarian girl with an independent income, who expresses a wish to slum it among the "common people" for a while, as she thinks this is going to be fun. Jarvis Cocker points out that she can go back to her own world at any point when it ceases to be sufficiently fun for her, whereas the rest of us are stuck here for life and don't have that luxury.
5th Feb '16 3:05:54 PM AgProv
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Want to live like common people; want to do whatever common people do...
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* The Music/{{Blur}} song ''Common People'' mocks a fortunate Trustafarian girl with an independent income, who expresses a wish to slum it among the "common people" for a while, as she thinks this is going to be fun. Jarvis Cocker points out that she can go back to her own world at any point when it ceases to be sufficiently fun for her, whereas the rest of us are stuck here for life and don't have that luxury.
20th Jan '16 3:27:32 PM porphyre77
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* Piers Fletcher-Dervish in ''Series/TheNewStatesman''
8th Jan '16 6:21:20 AM breakinglight11
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* In the Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} play series, it is {{Deconstructed}} somewhat. Nathaniel often pretends to be this, such as in the club scene of the first installment [[http://www.mrshawking.com/?page_id=98 Mrs. Hawking]], in order to allay the suspicions of enemies. In reality, he is not only not a twit, but he's actually a rich middle class man rather than an upper class one.
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* In the Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} play series, it is {{Deconstructed}} somewhat. Nathaniel often pretends to be this, such as in the club scene of the first installment [[http://www.''[[http://www.mrshawking.com/?page_id=98 Mrs. Hawking]], Hawking]]'' and the conversation with Lord Seacourse in ''[[http://www.mrshawking.com/?page_id=1913 Base Instruments]]'', in order to allay the suspicions of enemies. In reality, he is not only not a twit, but he's actually a rich middle class ''middle''-class man rather than an upper class ''upper''-class one.
26th Nov '15 6:37:45 AM PurrElise
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* Toad from ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' could be the poster child for this.
6th Nov '15 4:23:41 PM Vios
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* In ''[[Literature/EddieLaCrosse Burn Me Deadly]]'', Prince Frederick is known to only care about "drink, women, and games of chance, in that order" which makes it surprising that he attends and supports Father Tempcott's dragon cult, and does seem to genuinely want Tempcott's approval. (Not enough to refrain from going into town and getting drunk, but enough to regret it afterwards).
21st Oct '15 9:16:19 PM HasturHasturHastur
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TheDitz with a trust fund. The Upper-Class Twit is either an [[BlueBlood aristocrat]] or a relative of someone in the upper echelons of society, and is automatically provided with [[InfiniteSupplies all of his living expenses]]. In other words, he was a SpoiledBrat as a child, and now he has no reason to contribute to society, which is just as well, since he doesn't have the skills to contribute anyway. More often than not, he leads a hedonistic lifestyle that embarrasses his family. Highly prone to ConspicuousConsumption.
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TheDitz with a trust fund. The Upper-Class Twit is either an [[BlueBlood aristocrat]] or a relative of someone in the upper echelons of society, and is automatically provided with [[InfiniteSupplies all of his living expenses]]. In other words, he was a SpoiledBrat as a child, and now he has no reason to contribute to society, which is just as well, since he doesn't have the skills to contribute anyway. More often than not, he leads a hedonistic lifestyle that embarrasses his family. Highly prone to ConspicuousConsumption. ConspicuousConsumption. Embarrassing the family enough or doing something [[MoralEventHorizon truly heinous]] as opposed to just assholish may get them cut off, but this is not exactly common.
19th Oct '15 12:59:02 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''The Little Foxes'', Leo acts this part, even though his family is really only NouveauRiche.
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* In ''The Little Foxes'', Leo acts this part, even though ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'' has Leo, a foppish young man who abuses horses and seems to use his job at a Mobile bank mostly as an opportunity for womanizing. His family is really only NouveauRiche.NouveauRiche, however.
18th Oct '15 4:25:55 PM nombretomado
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* Princess Morbucks on ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', in spades. She wants to be a Powerpuff Girl but only because she sees it as a status symbol. She lives the old adage "money talks, b.s. walks."
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* Princess Morbucks on ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', in spades. She wants to be a Powerpuff Girl but only because she sees it as a status symbol. She lives the old adage "money talks, b.s. walks."
22nd Aug '15 12:51:56 PM GnomeTitan
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Expanded on the Lord Peter Wimsey example.
* Dorothy Sayers' LordPeterWimsey pretends to be one of these when necessary, as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity.
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* Dorothy Sayers' Subverted in-universe in the LordPeterWimsey stories by Creator/DorothySayers: Lord Peter pretends to be one of these when necessary, as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity.ObfuscatingStupidity when dealing with suspects, but also because it amuses him and irritates his relatives.
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