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Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Keep It Classy: English Lesson 12

Class distinction was by far the most confusing, interesting and difficult lesson I learned in England. I’ve been hesitant to address this issue. Social class for many Western societies is a touchy subject, but as with this entire blog series, I’ll state my observations, not accusations. I believe after 11, 300-word posts I have earned the right the make definitive cultural declarations. So here’s the basic difference between the American and British class system: money versus blood. The U.S. defines class based on how much money you have. In the UK, your…