The Great British class calculator: What class are you?
Traditional British social divisions of upper, middle and working class seem out of date in the 21st Century, no longer reflecting modern occupations or lifestyles.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.
Interestingly when I only changed the detail that I own a house it put me in Established Middle Class with the point that I went to University!
Give it a try.
Hans: My wife is sitting on a chair someplace. Some gray place. I thought she’d be in Heaven, but she’s sitting on a chair with a bullet in her head. I thought they’d have cleaned that kind of stuff up.Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Marty: Maybe you’ve just eaten too many hallucinogenic cactuses tonight, Hans.
Hans: Nothing to do with the hallucinogens.
Marty: But you’ve just seen Myra on a chair with a bullet through her head.
Hans: In some gray place.
Hans: It seemed a lot worse than that.
What is wrong with these con artists? If I’ve won something in London at least send me a message from a UK number to make it look tad more legit! Noobs! #log #photos #Pakistan #Lahore #London #UK #England #fraud
Having visited Auschwitz twice - once with my family and once with local schools - I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.Lib Dem MP David Ward (news: Lib Dems condemn MP’s criticism of Israel ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day).
Why did men stop wearing high heels? (by William Kremer)
For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. (complete article)
People who give you hope!
Well done Pakistan. However I hope this does not end at protesting, rather we can take it further and realign our society to be more accomodating and acepting to the views alien to ours.
Dear Mr Altaf Hussain (aka Altaf bhai),
I hope this post finds you in best of your health. I thought unlike millions of ordinary Pakistani who hate you, your singing skills and of course mafia like control of Karachi city from core of their hearts - I should actually try doing something constructive.
Please here find a small Pakistan 101 lesson for yourself. For your convenience I have decided to go in a numbered list format, since that is proven to be much more effective and even easier to remember in future:
- Pakistan and India gained independence in 1947 from United Kingdom.
- Both the countries were granted this freedom under the status of Dominion.
- Dominion means that whoever held the crown in London was to be taken as Sovereign of the new formed political territories.
- All the citizens of the Pakistan and India were Indian Citizens before that, who technically paid their allegiance to the British Crown.
- India by formulating a Constitution left the Dominion status in 1950, whereas Pakistan in 1956.
- Therefore again “technically” before 1950 every Indian was paying allegiance to the British Crown and every Pakistani till 1956.
Now as per your point about Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s allegiance to the British Crown, my dear Bhai that was really nothing as you are trying to imply. If seriously this was your “Political Drone” you were talking about and this is what you thought is some highly intellectual discourse you wanted to stir - I really cannot understand the people who follow you at all!
Given that we allow people like you to control a megapolis thousands of miles away and other pedigree politicians run the country as if it is their fiefdom says a lot about what is wrong with Pakistan.
Please have mercy on the people Bhai, and just enjoy those Kebabs from the Sulamaneh Restaurant on the Edgware Road (can’t recommend it high enough).
To the most stylish man and founder of Pakistan, happy birthday!
He was a visionary and at that one who had the best taste in suits and shoes. I hope we Pakistanis can remain true to his words:
“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State…We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State…I think we should keep that in front of us as our ideal and you will find that in due course Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State.” (August 11, 1947 address of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, to the members of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly)
A view of the University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove taken in 1928. You can see from the colour of the stone that the chapel is just newly built (it was dedicated on 4th October 1929). Check out other old pics of Glasgow at www.britainfromabove.org.uk. (Image reference SPW022204)
I am actually missing Glasgow :/
Please for once do something right and if Anjem Chaudhry and Omar Bakri are really coming to Pakistan, please deport them at the Airport!
I will never understand how come with British Government all so hyped up about helping illegal American drone strikes in Pakistan with their extensive intelligence network, and considering fundamentalism such a massive threat cannot deal with those idiots on the British soil? First that retard cleric from England Abu Hamza who hates West to the core but still remains on British Social handouts and pleaded the very West he wants to be destroyed for years not to deport him to Jordan or he will be “tortured”. And now these taxi drivers from England are here to spread hatred and venom in Pakistan! Why cannot British Government control her own people?
Incapable Govt of Pakistan, for once please do something right which does not involve switching off mobile networks and banning motorbikes - deport these crazy arseholes back to the EDL.
Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English (By Cordelia Hebblethwaite)
There is little that irks British defenders of the English language more than Americanisms, which they see creeping insidiously into newspaper columns and everyday conversation. But bit by bit British English is invading America too. (complete article)