10:59:38 AM May 6th 2014
Is it me or is the first paragraph kind of classist and sneering? Am I reading it wrong or am I right to be offended? Seems like it could do with a rewrite.
11:46:45 AM May 6th 2014
Well, this is a classist trope after all... Seems like it can use a rewrite for bad form, though.
01:57:14 AM May 8th 2014
In case it isn't clear: my issue is that whoever wrote it seems to be sneering at the idea that knowledge gets passed down amongst the poor and working class. Also why is the word "ethnic" in inverted comas?
04:04:42 AM May 8th 2014
I don't know, really. Might want to ask for a rewrite in the forums here.
02:51:09 PM Dec 21st 2012
I'm not sure of the Lord Peter Wimsey example. Sayers tends to be pretty harsh on middle-class people, especially pseudo-intellectuals, but the actual lower-class people tend to be competent, sensible, and pleasant. (Examples: Bunter, Mrs. Ruddle, Officer Kirk.)
10:46:37 PM Mar 28th 2012
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When is Applejack shown to be dumber than the other characters? (Especially Pinkie Pie, but that's not really the point.) If we distinguish between lack of intelligence and just being uncultured, that is.
03:38:04 PM Jan 29th 2012
CMT is really bad about it. For a show that claims to be dedicated to the rural blue collar working class, they seam to show the most stereotypical hics out of all the networks.