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Do you know anyone middle class?

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angelos02 Sat 02-Jul-16 15:33:33

I don't. But my definition of middle class is those that go to work but don't need to.

Mirandawest Sat 02-Jul-16 15:35:37

Depends how you define middle class I suppose. I would say I am middle class, but I wouldn't be by your definition.

EastMidsMummy Sat 02-Jul-16 15:36:02

Do you know anyone from Albania?

I don't. But my definition of Albania is a magical submarine that flies through the sky.

AppleMagic Sat 02-Jul-16 15:38:18

EastMids grin

redexpat Sat 02-Jul-16 15:38:22

Odd definition OP. If you widen it a bit you might find you know more mc people.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 02-Jul-16 15:39:47

No. But I know a Hell's Angel.

And two Albanians.


KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 02-Jul-16 15:40:43

Regular Albanians, btw. Not magic sky Albanians.

GinandJag Sat 02-Jul-16 15:40:59

We are middle class but only because we do work.

HermioneWeasley Sat 02-Jul-16 15:41:16

What an odd definition. Very, very few people can afford not to work - that's the super rich you're thinking of.

SuckingEggs Sat 02-Jul-16 15:41:19

I know lots of middle-aged people.

They're all off their rockers, the weirdos.

angelos02 Sat 02-Jul-16 15:41:27

I was thinking of David Cameron. He is the epitome of middle class to me. No financial need to work but does / did. Very few people are middle class
Loads think they are though

Psycobabble Sat 02-Jul-16 15:42:55

eastmids 😂😂grin

Umm is that what middle class means though can afford not to work but does anyway? I dunno . If so no I don't

MorticiaLiverish Sat 02-Jul-16 15:42:57

I know people who work when they don't have to, mainly through having a good job where they retired at 50 worth a decent pension and also inheriting from patented. I wouldn't call them middle class.

AnnaMarlowe Sat 02-Jul-16 15:42:58

I am as middle class as can be. Although I'd argue with your definition.

Did you have a question?

museumum Sat 02-Jul-16 15:43:11

People who don't need to work due to inherited wealth are definitely upper class.
The middle class has always been people who have made their own money.

PeppasNanna Sat 02-Jul-16 15:44:31

Everyone is middle class these days... hmm

fastdaytears Sat 02-Jul-16 15:45:11

When has being middle class ever meant not needing to work? That's a bit hmm

Dave is definitely not middle class.

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 02-Jul-16 15:45:40

You seem confused OP.

Ememem84 Sat 02-Jul-16 15:46:28

So how would you define upper class?

Obeliskherder Sat 02-Jul-16 15:46:32

How do you define the upper classes, OP?

HermioneWeasley Sat 02-Jul-16 15:47:00

David Cameron went to Eton and isn't Sam Cam the daughter of an Earl or something?

Again, I think you are confused about what "middle class" means.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 02-Jul-16 15:47:05

Doesn't caring what are class to are make you middle class?

Tangoandcreditcards Sat 02-Jul-16 15:47:52

Surely middle class is people who have surplus income after essentials (from v little to quite a lot). So still have to work?

People who have enough not to work are upper class or "new money". grin

Nanunanu Sat 02-Jul-16 15:48:02

Definitely confused op. You are referring to the independently wealthy. They may be upper or middle class. But that is not the definition of middle class.....

DownWithThisSortaThing Sat 02-Jul-16 15:54:03

David Cameron is what I would define as upper class

The majority of people in this country can't afford to not work, imo.

Class is an odd thing now these days, I don't think the distinctions are that clear anymore.

I would probably be considered middle class now, but I'm from a working class family and I still feel like I'm working class, if that makes any sense.

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