Silver Spoon Brigade

#1
During a recent (good natured) bout of banter at work, one of my work colleagues (an ex JNCO) accused another colleague (an ex Officer) of getting away with poor work practices due to the fact that he was a fully paid up member of the Silver Spoon Brigade!

What constitutes membership to this 'exclusive' club apart from Hugh Grantesque floppy hairstyle and the wearing of funny cloured cordorouy trousers?
 
#2
private school
accent
vocabulary
self-confidence (born to rule)
private income
non-integration into mainstream society
social network of similar people
political conservatism
 
#3
annakey said:
private school
accent
vocabulary
self-confidence (born to rule)
private income
non-integration into mainstream society
social network of similar people
political conservatism
You forgot the Labradoor
 
#5
easesprings said:
annakey said:
private school
accent
vocabulary
self-confidence (born to rule)
private income
non-integration into mainstream society
social network of similar people
political conservatism
You forgot the Labradoor
D'oh! Plus ownership of a green quilted waistcoat. Ever seen a chav in one?





Detmold_Drunk said:
And the lack of ANY common sense :D
Don't forget the 'Boris' factor - the long tradition of the British upper class pretending to be stupider than they are (to lull their enemies into a false sense of security). I'm still amazed Ken Livingstone - an experienced operator - was taken in.
 
#6
Shooting stick
Green wellies
Range Rover

and family usually ownes large parts of Scotland or Ireland.
 
#7
1. Know what they are talking about when it comes to horses (riding on them, not just betting).

2. An ability to talk slightly louder than anyone else present - and make the majority present actually believe they know what they are talking about.

3. Use of OK, Soooper and Yah in conversation.

4. An irritatingly high-pitched nasal laugh.

5. An unbelievable ability for the male of the species to pick up some seriously good looking (and sometimes awful looking) totty.

Doesn't make them bad people though :D
 
#10
Having at least 4 initials , 1 name being Giles , Rupert, or Julian. Extra points scored for hyphonated names or titles. 3 barreled names score double. :D
 
#11
Murphy_Slaw said:
Shooting stick
Green wellies
Range Rover

and family usually ownes large parts of Scotland or Ireland.
delete Range Rover (too nouveau) and insert Discovery...
 
#12
Of course, a Range Rover is quite impractical and at least a Disco looks like you live somewhere other than London, when covered in the labs recent moult and mud!
 
#13
annakey said:
private school
accent
vocabulary
self-confidence (born to rule)
private income
non-integration into mainstream society
social network of similar people
political conservatism
It takes something other than those though. I know people who fit plenty of those categories but would be horrified were they to be regarded as silver spoon brigade. To actually fit into that bunch you have to want to be seen as being rich and therefore go out and buy the labrador/barbour for that reason. A private eductation and a dcent vocabulary only makes upper class twats out of those who want to be seen like that.
 
#14
'Plus ownership of a green quilted waistcoat. Ever seen a chav in one?'

You say that mate, its become quite common round my neck of the woods for young chav wannabes to go round in Farmer giles jackets and quilted waistcoats and sh1t trying to pretend they're real pikeys rather than just plastic...
 
#18
Cholmondley-Warner said:
Use phrases such as....

rickshaw-major said:
some seriously good looking (and sometimes awful looking) totty.
C-W - I am indeed honoured that you think I was born with a silver spoon in my gob! Those who know me will be p1ssing themsleves laughing :D

Ah yes red trousers.

Add to this - the male has the ability to completely mismatch his shoes, socks, trousers, shirt, jacket, tie, handkerchief and hat - I mean ALL of them hence comments such as

"You're not married are you?" Male - "Noooo! Hiy do yo knooow?"

"Your wife wouldn't let you out dressed like that!"
 
#19
afghanman said:
During a recent (good natured) bout of banter at work, one of my work colleagues (an ex JNCO) accused another colleague (an ex Officer) of getting away with poor work practices due to the fact that he was a fully paid up member of the Silver Spoon Brigade!

What constitutes membership to this 'exclusive' club apart from Hugh Grantesque floppy hairstyle and the wearing of funny cloured cordorouy trousers?
An innate ability to distinguish the less important from the important, thereby allowing those less talented colleagues to get on with the business of following those oh-so-dreary work protocols and practices, whilst freeing up the talented one to concentrate on the more important things in life.
 
#20
rickshaw-major said:
Cholmondley-Warner said:
Use phrases such as....

rickshaw-major said:
some seriously good looking (and sometimes awful looking) totty.
C-W - I am indeed honoured that you think I was born with a silver spoon in my gob! Those who know me will be p1ssing themsleves laughing :D
Get on with you RM, I know for a fact you were my brother's fag at Eton and served twenty-three years in the Household Cavalry. Stop trying to "pass" amongst us lower orders, it's really just inverted snobbery!
 
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