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The index of social aspiration said that for every social climber, there's a reverse snob, with more than five million 'working class' earners on incomes of pounds 50,000 or more.
The example neatly illustrates the double-standard that Glendower skirts around, and wards off any anxieties about social climbers.
in Foster 128), it revealed what Halttunen describes as a deep-rooted fear of many middle-class Ame ricans that any "vulgar boor" could suddenly "rip the fragile mask of the manner from the genteel performer and expose the would-be social climber in all his or her own underlying vulgarity" (116).
Coffee and walnut is old school but niche (like coffee creams), Dundee seems inappropriate outside the festive season (like sprouts) and beware of anything with apricots; they are shocking social climbers.
Immediately after the security snafu, the White House said Jones had told the social climbers they could not attend without a ticket and that she "did not have the authority" to let them in.
It would seem that the soulless social climbers moving into the Bay area take precedent over the cultural and creative development of Cardiff as a city.
We've got three top-quality named varieties of these top social climbers for only pounds 5.
Wythall Gardening Club, Mrs G Dyer - The ultimate social climbers - Clematis, Wythall Village Hall, Alcester Road, Wythall, 7.
This volume depicts a cast of vibrant characters: women as entertainers and rodeo riders (Lucille Mulhall and Bertha Blanchett), ranchers, mine owners and social climbers (Baby Doe), homesteaders and possible cattle thieves (Cattle Kate), hard-working madams and risk-taking prostitutes, and women who inspired songs and legends (Yellow Rose of Texas and Polly Bemis).
There's no cover charge, no security guards strafing the audience with cell phones, no smoking deck, no waitresses, no drunken frat boys or gossiping Hollywood social climbers, no alcohol, no Prada, no hip-hop, no valet parking, no souvenir stand.
And the social climber to beat all social climbers,Hyacinth Bucket,has done more to ruin the image of dinner parties than, well,cheese and tinned pineapple on sticks.
Like many who would rise to the top echelon of American espionage, Helms started out as a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the World War II precursor to the CIA, whose initials, insiders joked, also stood for "Oh, So Social" due to the social climbers who filled its ranks.