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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:09 pm

Sloanes love a slogan. Copies of The Iliad in the original may not be readily available in Sloane households, but cushions and mugs that make jokes about dogs and drinking will be ubiquitous. We’re not talking complicated political messages or provocative philosophical statements. They’re a comfort blanket, reminding Sloanes how they feel about certain issues without the need to retain the actual information in their brains.


Slogans about...

DOGS
Your dog loves you when nobody else does
This house is operated for the sole convenience of the dachshund
Only dogs on this sofa
Pugs are people too
If you want the best seat in the house, just ask the dogs to move

SCHOOLS
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go to Bedales/Benenden/Cheltenham...
It’s hard to be humble when you’re a Harrovian/Etonian/Roedeanian, etc
Another good sport from Stowe
Downe House girls are dynamite
A great games player from Gordonstoun
I’m not clever, I’m only a Wykehamist
Heathfield girls are not perfect but parts of them are excellent
Uppinghamians are always up for it

FOOD AND DRINK
I’ve started a gin and tonic diet
So far I’ve lost two days
Chocolate makes your clothes shrink
He who indulges bulges
Happiness is an elasticated waist
I’m trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me
I love to cook with wine.
Sometimes I put it in the food
Life is too short to drink cheap wine

SPORTS
Fish tremble when they hear my name
We interrupt this marriage to bring you the racing season
If it flies, it dies
Life is a game but bridge is serious
Hold hard, I’ve 16 hands between my legs
My body is here but my heart is at Stamford Bridge
I used to be rich but now I have horses

MISCELLANEOUS
When God made man, she was only joking
Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all
Some mornings I wake up bitchy, other mornings I let her sleep
Be nice to your children because they choose your nursing home
I’ve never had a parrot but I’ve kissed a cockatoo
You are leaving on Sunday, aren’t you?


http://www.tatler.com/article/why-sloanes-love-slogans
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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:12 pm

I had no idea what a Sloane was until reading for context clues
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Postby strange potion » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:20 pm

no no no no

Sloane rangers are not people of interest

King's road used to be an alright place where punks hung out and whatnot until these idiots came along
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Postby mynamerocks » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:22 pm

strange potion wrote:no no no no

Sloane rangers are not people of interest

The kings road used to be an alright place where punks hung out and whatnot until these idiots came along


I wouldn't even say that they're 'upper class'.
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Postby strange potion » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm pretty sure about half of them are landed gentry with estates in the country and a town house in chelsea
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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 pm

strange potion wrote:I'm pretty sure about half of them are landed gentry with estates in the country and a town house in chelsea


this seems upper class to me ?
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Postby strange potion » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Yeah that's what I'm saying too
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Postby mynamerocks » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm

strange potion wrote:I'm pretty sure about half of them are landed gentry with estates in the country and a town house in chelsea


Sloane rangers? I guess I just don't associate this sort of tackiness with the upper class. I think more of falling-apart castles and now-tatty bespoke clothes.
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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:26 pm

plz teach me about the subtleties of class distinction in merry England!

(tone: sincere)
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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:27 pm

mynamerocks wrote:
strange potion wrote:I'm pretty sure about half of them are landed gentry with estates in the country and a town house in chelsea


Sloane rangers? I guess I just don't associate this sort of tackiness with the upper class. I think more of falling-apart castles and now-tatty bespoke clothes.


I did have the thought that some of these slogans wouldn't be out of line in a kind of alternate universe Ed Hardy/Big Dog t-shirt line.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:28 pm

Half of these would make good Idakoos tees.
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Postby strange potion » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Destroyevsky wrote:plz teach me about the subtleties of class distinction in merry England!

(tone: sincere)


Ok but why is this interesting to you? (tone:sincere)
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Postby Destroyevsky » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 pm

all cultures and peoples interest me
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Postby Milk » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:53 pm

gf has this book on our shelves

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i reccomend it. Even though it's very dated it being from 82. Still upper class british twats don't change much
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Postby messier object » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:53 pm

delgriffith wrote:Half of these would make good Idakoos tees.

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fouder mister printer the Nowing ones complane of my book the fust edition had no stops I put in A Nuf here and thay may peper and solt it as they plese
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