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The Language of Class Warfare

For being a reasonably modern first-world country, the United Kingdom can be decidedly old-fashioned and primitive about a few things. One is dental hygiene; another is the all-pervasive class-consciousness that still lingers on, several decades after it should have ceased to have meaning. The funny thing is, though, that it’s not completely the fault of the intolerably well-to-do upper-crust; while there’s undoubtedly some class snobbery and elitism among these oppressors of the working class, the perpetuation of the frankly retarded class-consciousness owes quite a bit to the self-described underclasses, as well.
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