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"Traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class seem out of date in the 21st Century, no longer reflecting modern occupations or lifestyles.

The BBC teamed up with sociologists from leading universities to analyse the modern British class system. They surveyed more than 161,000 people and came up with a new model made up of seven groups. To find out where you fit in use this calculator below."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

My Result:

Emergent service worker

Oh dear. I'm only one rung away from being a hillbilly!

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LOL this is terrible but I expected some kind of tally in regards to number of times the family tree has been strengthened by its own branch. Here we call them hill billies there they call them royalty ... No? Just glad Kate made it into the fray to diversify the lineage a bit... OK I'm sorry I couldn't help myself. It was there just waiting to be said. You know you all secretly giggled inside...

All jokes aside yeehaw and God save the queen. That just about covers everything. Bless you all. Goodnight.

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I'm a New Affluent Worker, if I lived in the UK, that is. However, I don't work at all and I'm not new, I'm old. Thing is, if I took this test ten years ago I'd be classified differently.

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I am the lowest of the low due to me not working at the moment because of redundancy.

Nothing like being written off, lol

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LOL this is terrible but I expected some kind of tally in regards to number of times the family tree has been strengthened by its own branch. Here we call them hill billies there they call them royalty ... No? Just glad Kate made it into the fray to diversify the lineage a bit... OK I'm sorry I couldn't help myself. It was there just waiting to be said. You know you all secretly giggled inside...

All jokes aside yeehaw and God save the queen. That just about covers everything. Bless you all. Goodnight.

Kate is related to them, distant cousin. lol

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Traditional Working Class.

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Kate is related to them, distant cousin. lol

You've gotta be kidding me...
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Seems to me that eventually the entire world will polarize into two classes; those that have a lot of money and those who don't. The so-called middle class appears to be an endangered species, an abberation of the 20th century.

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You've gotta be kidding me...

No seriously.. It's not that close though.

It really made me laugh how the media made her out to be some public school poor girl, when she went to a private school and her family is well off. She went to the same school as Jack Whitehall and his parents are multi millionaires. lol

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Posted (edited)

Also an emergent service worker!

Re: Kate Middleton, I did read somewhere that it may not have been such a coincidence that she went to the same university as William. Scheming mother and all that. Probably manure though.

They made a thing about how she was related (distantly, though that wasn't really emphasised) to coal miners, when the rest of her family were all lawyers and the like! Pathetic. To her, coal will be the thing the servants put on the fire when she gets a little chilly.

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Seems to me that eventually the entire world will polarize into two classes; those that have a lot of money and those who don't. The so-called middle class appears to be an endangered species, an abberation of the 20th century.

I'd say it's already like that but no-one has told 'the middle-classes' yet. lol

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The whole thing is ridiculous anyway. Anyone hard up like me can't afford to go theatres or opera's, socialise in expensive places.

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I'd rather not say... If going to Museums, having an interest in History, having a certain income after tax Tax, and the people you socialise with puts you in a Certain "Class" then it totally ignores You as a person. "Class" (stupid Label anyway) is whether you look down or up to certain Socio - Economic groups. I neither look Up or Down on any group, couldn't care less where a person lives or earns, but whether that person is a "Good" person.

I consider myself "Classless"

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My result. But there was a problem. There was a question "do you visit stately home", surely it should be "do you live in stately home" then I could have given correct answer and be rated as higher than elite :D

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Kate is related to them, distant cousin. lol

There's no evidence of that, I'm afraid.

(While I was checking that though, I discovered that Kate's great-grandfather Charlie Goldsmith, served in the same regiment (Royal Fusiliers) as my grandfather during WWI. Since my forebear was a Lieutenant, and Charlie described as a 'mechanic' and therefore most likely serving in the ranks, it amuses me to think that perhaps gramps might have ordered the ancestor of a Queen of England to get a haircut!)

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Kate is related to them, distant cousin. lol

So has every American president been, including the current one.

I am an emergent service worker by British standards or perhaps that can be translated into washed up rock god wannabe. Yeah, sold my soul for rock and roll and now paying the price. :innocent:

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There's no evidence of that, I'm afraid.

(While I was checking that though, I discovered that Kate's great-grandfather Charlie Goldsmith, served in the same regiment (Royal Fusiliers) as my grandfather during WWI. Since my forebear was a Lieutenant, and Charlie described as a 'mechanic' and therefore most likely serving in the ranks, it amuses me to think that perhaps gramps might have ordered the ancestor of a Queen of England to get a haircut!)

Oh my bad then, thought there was.

Haha, yeah that would be funny.

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I did the survey but don't want to post the result, only because I don't want to be stereotyped. I don't care what class people come from, so long as you are good folk :P

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I did the survey but don't want to post the result, only because I don't want to be stereotyped. I don't care what class people come from, so long as you are good folk :P

Spot on! :tu:

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past sell by date....

limited shelf life....

this report only gives out what the people who created it want to know. It doesn't ask if you own a brand new £22000 car, or go to footy matches, or get a pension.or drink beer hee hee.

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There's no evidence of that, I'm afraid.

(While I was checking that though, I discovered that Kate's great-grandfather Charlie Goldsmith, served in the same regiment (Royal Fusiliers) as my grandfather during WWI. Since my forebear was a Lieutenant, and Charlie described as a 'mechanic' and therefore most likely serving in the ranks, it amuses me to think that perhaps gramps might have ordered the ancestor of a Queen of England to get a haircut!)

I like it . "Stand to attention when I talk to you, you 'orrible slovenly creature, AND GET YOUR HAIRCUT."....I once asked the Duke of Gloucester for his passport,and my boss nearly filled his pants. ha ha .
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I'm the lowest of the pile according to this,

I tend to answer questions like this negatively like friend careers...and interests I see them as friends so career isnt a prerequisit or issue,

I actually know Judges, Lawyers, Doctors and Cleaners so I fail to see how they determine class...so you know the Queen and like blue collar fraud...you must be in the elite section.

Its kind of ridiculous how we are still pigeon holed into class and then all opinions made about you based around it. its the very essence of inequality when the circumstances of birth determined your social standing. its actually on a par with racism imo

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I did the survey but don't want to post the result, only because I don't want to be stereotyped. I don't care what class people come from, so long as you are good folk :P

I love this

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I like it . "Stand to attention when I talk to you, you 'orrible slovenly creature, AND GET YOUR HAIRCUT."....I once asked the Duke of Gloucester for his passport,and my boss nearly filled his pants. ha ha .

I once bumped into Robbie Coltraine and Donald Dewar (former First Minister of Scotland) in my local shopping centre and asked them why the EEC wasn't handing out free bottles of wine instead of lumps of cheese and was nearly arrested! lol Them was the days.

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I once bumped into Robbie Coltraine and Donald Dewar (former First Minister of Scotland) in my local shopping centre and asked them why the EEC wasn't handing out free bottles of wine instead of lumps of cheese and was nearly arrested! lol Them was the days.

I once shook hands with Gorbachev,when he was Pres of Russia,and asked him why the Russians hadnt gone to the Moon,he replied "Because we have greater things in mind". ?. thats always puzzled me.
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