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Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Boston
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boston brahmin anyone...........beacon hill.........don't forget your harvard scarf........prep schools galore.....

boston has got to be number one or two in the country on this one.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Most people living in Manhattan are transplants. If someone grew up in Manhattan, they'll usually move to the suburbs to start a family. Most of the snobby people you encounter in Manhattan are transplants who think they're the best thing since they "made" it in NY
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Chicago isn't elite or snobby?

Isn't Blago from Chicago? Wasn't he talking about how the legislature didn't have the right to impeach him? Sounds "elitist" to me.........
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Chicago isn't elite or snobby?

Isn't Blago from Chicago? Wasn't he talking about how the legislature didn't have the right to impeach him? Sounds "elitist" to me.........
There's an exception to every rule.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Well, from a suburban perspective, you are all elitist urbanites, beatified by the urban elitist media and who think your poop doesn't stink.

But, Chicago could be better.
You trying to tell us there are no suburban elitists? Like the OP, you don't get out much, do you?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Chicago isn't elite or snobby?

Isn't Blago from Chicago? Wasn't he talking about how the legislature didn't have the right to impeach him? Sounds "elitist" to me.........
Yes, Blago is (was) elite, but don't confuse narcicissm with elitism. "Elites" are annointed by society (you & me). We may use different criteria (income, hertiage, political power, or even values), and the term elite is neutral: it has both positive and negative connotaions. Michael Phelps is elite. George Soros is elite. Barak Obama is elite. John McCain is elite. George Bush is elite. Ishtak Pearlman is elite. Paris Hilton is elite. etc. ...

Capishe?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Most people living in Manhattan are transplants. If someone grew up in Manhattan, they'll usually move to the suburbs to start a family. Most of the snobby people you encounter in Manhattan are transplants who think they're the best thing since they "made" it in NY
Good point. And to a previous poster's point, Chicago DOES have blue collar heritage. Yes, parts of Chicago are crawling with yuppies today, but most of them have moved there from elsewhere. Most Chicagoans are low or middle income, and by no stretch of the imagination could be considered "elite" (unless you want to use the *new* meaning of the term coined during the 2008 presedential campaign: anyone who I disagree with or hate is "elite" )
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Mile high city
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Here is an impression. A chicago gal moved here and claimed it was "quiet". Of course she lived in lakewood and not denver. And lakewood is its own city but her comments came across as smug. Yes, this is anecdotel...
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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I take it you don't get out much? While Manhattan is a yuppie/tourist enclave, go to the outer boroughs of NYC...Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and you will find a more working class population. It's like that with just about any big city.
Excuse me? So editors, producers, actors, doctors, attorneys are NOT a working class? Do you really have to put on a toolbelt to be considered working class? Is one supposed to feel guilty about going to college?
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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You trying to tell us there are no suburban elitists? Like the OP, you don't get out much, do you?

Ditto. There is no worse elitism as suburban/country club elitism when even your education will not help if you are not of a correct origin...

New York being elitist? Isn't that just a label that the less affluent, less endowed with culture locations give out of envy? Have you been to Bernardsville NJ or Winnetka IL?
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