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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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Edinburgh Uni Students
There are two classes of Edinburgh Uni students who are so fucking posh they become common because there's so many of them, and they all look the same. In fact they overlap from last week's question.

Male: Jack Wills tracksuit bottoms, lifesaver jacket, boating shoes, BIG hair, and called Jake, Jack, Charlie, or Henry. Henry FFS!

Females: Jack Wills tracksuit bottoms, lifesaver jacket and or pashmena, BIG hair, Ugg boots, called Kimmy, Izzy or 'Becks'.

FUCK OFF all of you.

Incidentally, not all Edinburgh Uni students are like this - some are Chinese.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:03, 45 replies)
cant agree more. if it makes u feel better i once poured a drink over a posh girl and her pashmina in potterow. ha ha good times!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:16, closed)
was it polar bear vodka?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:20, closed)
i have no idea.
but it contained orange juice. left a lovely stain. aaarrghh im totally riled just thinking about those little snobby fucks!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:23, closed)

I used to go to Potterrow regularly - you could get away with absolutely anything. Well you would have to bear the wrath of enraged "yahs" but filling the likes of 'Henry' and 'Becks' with abuse was worth it.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:25, closed)
not quite everything
i got thrown out ha ha. very worth it though.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:58, closed)
I was in Edinburgh last week and incidentally I got dragged into Jack Wills by a snooty female companion.

£20 for socks and £25 for one, YES ONE pair of knickers. wtf?

I'd also include to your female list: giant handbag that I could live in, lots of big swish jewellery that daddy bought and a face like a slapped arse.

I have encountered many of these females and unfortunately they were all very stuck up, none of them were friendly and barely breathed a word to me. They looked like they'd rather spit on me.

Probably because Im so common.

P.S. Apologies for the generalisation of these people but Im yet to meet a nice one.

P.P.S. Iv hardly seen any Scottish people in Edinburgh because its ransacked with the tosspots described above who have ventured up from the posh southern climates to loiter in Topshop and be generally annoying
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:20, closed)
it's really bad isn't it!? 'University Outfitters' apparently. the edinburgh shop is on george st (which I think is a new, bigger shop?) so enough said which Uni in particular they're trying to fit. It's certainly not Napier!

P.S you're right about them being stuck up and posh and twats. occasionally you meet a nice one but I can't help but feel they're being condescending or feeling sorry for me. I even pulled one once. I think most of the neighbourhood has though.

P.P.S. yes, you are also correct about that. 6 years I've been here and I know about 3 Scottish people. 4 including myself!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:46, closed)
the shame
i kissed a posh boy once when i was out. i was very very reluctant. and to make things all that more worse he said.

"oh come on yah!" before his mates pushed out heads together and the inevitable happened.
he tasted of cheap wine

i cried myself to sleep that night
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:50, closed)
My bestest friend in the world
Lives in Musslebrough so I have to wade through the tossers to get to the bus stop. Which incidentally is on George Street which incidentally is across the road from Jack Wills.

P.S. My friends at Napier are the greatest ever. Shame their lumbered in a city with those wankers.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:11, closed)
I went to Napier
and it's fine. In fact the only people who slag it off are those who went to Edinburgh Uni...wankers.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:47, closed)
I was going to go to Napier but for some reason I favoured employment
Rather than being given £1000+ every term for reading books. What was I thinking?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:03, closed)
You'll learn
Which is more than anyone does at Napier. And yes, I will have fries with that.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 9:49, closed)
i've found that the people who *really* slag off Napier
are the ones who have worked there for any length of time
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 20:24, closed)
The Napier outfitter
is TKMaxx, innit? Which is appropriate, because working there is about as much as Napier "graduates" can hope for. Poor suckers.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 9:48, closed)
It used to be you could pass the day without hearing a scottish accent, these days the novelty is to hear the english language at all.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:37, closed)
I had never heard of Jack Wills before
I just looked at the website and now I want to kill something. Christ's knees.

£29 for a plain tshirt with "JACK WILLS" in huge letters on the front. It may as well say "CUNT".
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:30, closed)
the bloke on the "homewares" page has just got me mildly aroused
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:32, closed)
I spy him too...
Not too bad at all :-)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 21:29, closed)
It gets funnier
In the changing room bit they had a pre-recorded Polo match on a TV and the people they employ there are the same fuckwits that shop there.

Tis a vicious circle.

I felt an overwhelming need to open fire on the lot of 'em and make the world a better place
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:34, closed)
I just came across the "Polo" section of the website
Please, please let me beat them to death with their own sticks/clubs/whatever the fuck they're called
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:37, closed)
Posh Rods

(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:41, closed)
oh no!
ive never had the need to go on the website but i just went on out of curiosity.
i didnt know they called themselves the university outfitters. jesus christ
no wonder they all look the same!

(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:46, closed)
Instead of the website you should go to the shop
with a rifle
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:51, closed)
Shit, there's actually one in my town!
I have never noticed it! I must be blind to posh nob shops. Right, I'm going in there with weaponry on Saturday
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:55, closed)
I'm fuckin' there too then...
I'll bring an array of jagged things.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:12, closed)
The messageboard is hilarious. If only it wasn't so poorly laid out. I've always fancied having a go at trolling.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:48, closed)
ha ha
one of them is called charlize

says it all
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:58, closed)
I wish I hadn't seen this its making me really angry.

Popualr Group 20/10/2008 hi x im my secindary sch i am in y8 and there is the it group and of course they are all rich i am slwoly moving my way up so yey. all of them wear jack wills clothes. i only have one piece and they say that if i cant afford the jack wills stuff im not in their gruop. i have my own style should i follow their expensive stlye or my weird stand out of the crowd stlye i already have?? and ideas xxxxxx
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:17, closed)
Kill ones self?
Life isn't worth living if you can't afford a Jack Wills car rug..

(do you rekon she was drunk or just a bad speller?)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:28, closed)
They have Jack Wills parties?
Like, omfg Im toootally going!

We should gatecrash and pound the snobby shits into the ground with tweed and polo sticks
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:56, closed)
tally ho!
i'll bring the moet and when its finished i'll small the bottle over thier heads!


smash not small where did that come from!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:01, closed)
Anyone up for a bit of infiltration?.. applications at your fingertips!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:05, closed)
As a uni student - from the south, in the north, no less
I would like to assert my absolute and utter shame about the fact that these twats exist. There are plenty of us who aren't rah and we despise them too.
You forgot about the hair that's been carefully backcombed for hours to look as if they've just artfully rolled out of bed, and the inability to smile in case they dislodge a fraction of the two kilograms of makeup they're wearing - or in case they accidentally smile at a pauper.

(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:07, closed)
Durham is full of Jack Wills/pashmina types as well.
Particularly Hatfield College.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:32, closed)
There's another type that is particularly common to Edinburgh -
The posh English accent because they went to a private school even though born and bred in deepest East Scotland. Mental.

To be fair they're not all twats, I've shared a flat with 3 members of a family and they all went to private school and there's not a pashmina or boating shoe in sight. Kudos to their parents...
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:38, closed)
Apologies for harping on but I must, oh i simply must..
When in that godforsaken shop I took note of the fact that ALL of the male employees were wearing flipflops (WHY?.. this was last week in edinburgh by the way)

And the majority of the girls chose to wear pj bottoms teemed with a posh shirt (!?)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:52, closed)
flip flops
Thankfully I'm a music tech student so manage to avoid them most of the time (I doubt any of them know where the music department is, never mind make it down into the murky depths of the studios in the basement)- the library however is like hell on earth...

I got the door slammed in my face yesterday by a guy wearing tracksuit trousers, a cricket jumper, sunglasses, pashmina and flip flops. In Edinburgh, in October. I guess it's 'like, soo ironic, yah?'

I did get a gleam of smug satisfaction when he nearly tripped down the ridiculously steep death trap that's the new stairs outside the library though. And even more so when it started pissing it down...

This was probably more apt for last weeks question, but a girl I lived with in first year was such a rah she suffered from gout. Is there a posher ailment? I can't think of one...
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:17, closed)
these sound like
the agriculture students at Reading Uni.

Exactly like them.

They're also loutish, talk during lectures and go out drinking every night.

Lawd I hate the agrics.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:51, closed)
that's cos they don't actually need their degree qualification, they're just doing it to fart about for 3 years before they take over Daddy's farm
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 10:12, closed)
Last time I saw the figure, Edinburgh took more old Etonians each year than all other universities put together. They encouraged this by having luxury ensuite rooms at Pollock Halls for a substantially higher rent, so that only public schoolboys could afford to live there.

Standard uniform last year for the girls seemed to be boots, black tights and small denim mini-skirt. Very crack whore. This year it's a slightly posher skirt, but still normally above legs which justify the burka's existence.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 9:46, closed)
To be fair
I met my first Etonian over the summer, went to St. Andrews after, dad's a Lord, family have a large country house/estate and he's nothing like the cunts with the flipflops...and that's about the biggest compliment I can give him
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 10:38, closed)
There's a lot of anger in this thread
One of my friends did the MA Fine Arts and Art History there. Brilliant lass, very clever, thought she would fit right in. It turned out that pretty much everyone there was a pretentious arsehole. You know things are bad when the person you identify the most with is the crack addict from London who occasionally has her gang up to deal drugs with.

People aren't as insufferable as the stereotype you're parading. I mean, a few are, but most aren't. Fuck, I knew a few people in Chancellors and they were alright folk, if a bit dull. I'm hardly rich or well-off but the trenchant classism is just as bad from both sides.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 13:01, closed)
Some course just attract the rich and pretentious hoorays. Specifically: Fine Art at Edinburgh, Art History at St Andrews, Land Economy (a.k.a. running the estate) at Cambridge, English at Exeter, anything at Durham. Normal intelligent people who find themselves there can have a hell of a time - your friend has my sympathy.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 15:43, closed)
Having been accepted by Edinburgh uni
Then going to Heriot-Watt instead, it sounds as if I only just escaped...
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 19:50, closed)
all these years later...
i'm quite chuffed to find that i'm chinese then...
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 20:21, closed)

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