to find threads about what is common - common?

(49 Posts)
tatt Wed 21-Jan-09 12:38:38

couldn't resist grin

But seriously - isn't there something terribly insecure about wanting to label other people in a derogatory fashion?

noonki Wed 21-Jan-09 18:48:42

Squeaver... I feel a thread coming on grin

Tortington Wed 21-Jan-09 18:50:58

arent derogatory threads...about threads distastefula nyway?

and....

isn't a derogatory thread ...about a derogatory thread - just as insecure about wanting to lable someone in a derogatory fashion

nomoreamover Wed 21-Jan-09 20:39:41

v necked volvo brigade

sep1712 Wed 21-Jan-09 20:49:15

Gosh, i must be frightfully 'common', Sat on my black leather sofa, watching 42" LCD. With a large fridge. Also 4x4 sat on the drive!!! Just running to the hills before anyone finds out!!!

TheSmallClanger Wed 21-Jan-09 22:10:28

My mum is a self-confessed snob and describes various things as common. It changes from week to week.
She has the wit to be funny about it, though.

I wanted to post on the Guilty Secrets thread about my passion for Spar own-brand crisps, but it turned into a sex talk. Can I come and be common with my Burger Bites, please?

KerryTheMNExpertonEverything Wed 21-Jan-09 22:11:21

I think this is a peculiarly British thing. Am I wrong?

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it's 'trailer trash' in American wink

tatt Wed 21-Jan-09 22:18:51

custardo - I need at least 3 more drinks to get my head round that one.

Don't think so, Kerry. Don't you still have trailer trash instead of chav - or is everyone too PC these days?

superfrenchie1 Wed 21-Jan-09 22:19:18

oh oh that is dp's favourite way of winding ME up - i usually do get a bit wound up.

this thread has given me the confidence to say to him, actually mate, YOU'RE the common one grin

i did know this already deep down. it is so true that to call something common is sooo common. anyway cool people don't care about common

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chancelloroftheexCHEQUERS Wed 21-Jan-09 22:20:51

Loving that 'aspirational' fridges have made their way onto another thread!

KerryTheMNExpertonEverything Wed 21-Jan-09 22:21:49

lol custy - my brain addled reading that

superfrenchie1 Wed 21-Jan-09 22:22:17

oh oh OH also maybe thinking trailer trash / chav chic is cool - is actually uncool? it's very patronising anyway.

random Wed 21-Jan-09 22:24:19

Whats common anyway? shopping at asda? primark? eating mcdonalds and greggs ..who gives a fuck really you are who you are ..we can all pretend to be Hyacinth Bucket grin

tatt Wed 21-Jan-09 22:25:13

well - posting at the same time, I'm not that cross tonight

superfrenchie1 Wed 21-Jan-09 22:25:33

Butterfly - did people really say "non-u"? that's so funny

i am going to start saying that. posh spice is so non-u.

(Realising this makes me non-u... but as i don't even know what it means, i'm cool with that)

KerryTheMNExpertonEverything Wed 21-Jan-09 22:27:40

I have found that old money really doesn't give a toss about how much money you have.

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unavailable Wed 21-Jan-09 22:49:10

Butterfly - you must be at leat 110! Is it you or your "companion" typing?

Ps - Are you the one married to the nazi?

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OrmIrian Thu 22-Jan-09 11:25:01

IMO the only thing that is 'common' about people is the way they judge others, and then behave accordingly, by what they wear, eat, drive etc. I might not like certain things but I'm not arrogant enough to think that my likes and dislikes make me uncommon.

I do dislike the need so many people seem to have of following the herd in matters of dress etc. But that is confined to the so-called common is it?

blondie80 Thu 22-Jan-09 14:04:18

ha ha this thread is making me laugh, since according to my SIL i'm 'common' oh and 'loud'! although the only one who seemed common and loud as she screamed it round the pub was her. (snooty for no reason whatsoever bitch)

kittybrown Fri 23-Jan-09 12:20:45

I find they only do it to make themselves feel better. This is only because their taste is really not that dissimilar from those they call common/chavs.
My Aunt's a terrible snob and is very derisive about MIL's taste in decor but her house is decorated almost the same as MIL's. She just can't see it

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