I'm not sure how old he is, but I heard him use the word 'newfangled' one time, so he's gotta be pretty far gone.

Dawn ,'Beneath You'

Natter 60: Gone In 60 Seconds  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

SailAweigh - Jul 28, 2008 12:38:05 pm PDT #8 of 10003
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Oooh, it's all shiny and new!

brenda m - Jul 28, 2008 12:38:33 pm PDT #9 of 10003
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there


Glamcookie - Jul 28, 2008 12:39:07 pm PDT #10 of 10003
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister



Burrell - Jul 28, 2008 12:39:26 pm PDT #11 of 10003
Why did Darth Vader cross the road? To get to the Dark Side!

May I add that I do like the thread title, 'tho it'll need to move fast to live up to its name.

Gadget_Girl - Jul 28, 2008 12:39:55 pm PDT #12 of 10003
Just call me "Siouxsie Shunshine".

Darn, number 5 in new natter is all mine.

Kat - Jul 28, 2008 12:40:03 pm PDT #13 of 10003
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

YAY! new thread!

Trudy Booth - Jul 28, 2008 12:41:41 pm PDT #14 of 10003
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

As a sociological class that identifies common traits. "Middle class" is too broad and ill-defined to mean anything in particular.

In general I guess, but in the context in which it is being used in the article that started this discussion it's pretty clearly defined (complete with charts!) and meaning something very particular.

In fact, Ruby Whateherface is pretty much speaking to the "academic class" in her work.

P.M. Marc - Jul 28, 2008 12:44:45 pm PDT #15 of 10003
"Man, i'm covered in pony blood."

Hey! Nice name!

tommyrot - Jul 28, 2008 12:44:48 pm PDT #16 of 10003
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

Top 17?

Kat - Jul 28, 2008 12:45:19 pm PDT #17 of 10003
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

Okay, So the Nanny Ad is making me boggle. She says what the salary is, but then goes on to say that $60/overtime for all hours over 50 a week. Which the scheduled hours ARE over 50 a week. Even on the "day off" (just the one, mind) you are expected to be open to running errands for the family.

So, essentially, you never have a day off.

AND then the descriptions of her darling brood? The second son with a streak of rude? And the college aged kid who goes to Columbia but whose laundry you will be expected to pick up? The younger ones with their "particular"-ness and demands? Um. NO.

And two years of indentured servitude a contract? Hell's no.

This seems like one of those things set up to be a chicklit novel.

Also, no way. Uh uh. No.

And yes, at least she is upfront about it. But how much worse must reality be?

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