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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Proles vs. SWPLs

Fun, interesting article on the Roissy website about the tastes of the lower middle class vs. that of the upper middle class:

http://roissy.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/prole-vs-swpl/

I particularly enjoyed his commentary at the end about the character of each class. (He came out mostly, but not entirely, in favor of the lower middle class.)

For those of you unfamiliar with the acronym, SWPL refers to "Stuff white people like," from a website which mocks the pretensions of the liberal upper middle class.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you John. I have quickly removed the inflatable Santa from our front lawn.
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John Craig said...

Guy --
You're about the last person in the world who should worry about appearing lower middle class.

Anonymous said...

".... such a repugnantly self-regarding group of irony-pimping, snark-spitting, transnationalist, post-American lifestyle whores?" I'm not quite sure what it means, but I'm guilty as charged. :)
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John Craig said...

I loved that line, it captures them so perfectly.

And by the way, you can't be guilty, because none of them would ever admit to being what they are.