or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Fall of Civilization
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Fall of Civilization - Page 4  

post #46 of 93
It is depressing to observe that there is still a scrap of truth to the old rancid chestnut (to paraphrase the Duke of Windsor) "Only the poor learn at public school".
post #47 of 93
Quote:
ok, well it was fun playing along, but I think that you might want to run back to your dorm room and your fantasies now. should you graduate high school, and maybe get a little education into you, maybe we can have this talk again.
I'm going to guess that this is the beginning of a flaming end.
post #48 of 93
Quote:
ok, well it was fun playing along, but I think that you might want to run back to your dorm room and your fantasies now. should you graduate high school, and maybe get a little education into you, maybe we can have this talk again.
If you were even close to what I am, your comment may have some weight. Except, judging from your rudimentary knowledge, you are not, so ta-ta for now.
post #49 of 93
I've never been so confused in my life. What the hell are you people teaching kids these in the UK?
post #50 of 93
Quote:
It is depressing to observe that there is still a scrap of truth to the old rancid chestnut (to paraphrase the Duke of Windsor) "Only the poor learn at public school".
What does that mean?
post #51 of 93
It means that you're an ignorant twit.
post #52 of 93
I'll make it easy for you jm.
Quote:
Civilization (n.) An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions. The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
I guess I didn't get the memo but when did it become popular to redefine words? First it was what "is" means, now this? Good grief.
post #53 of 93
Quote:
It means that you're an ignorant twit.
Right. Thanks for that.
post #54 of 93
Quote:
The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome
post #55 of 93
Quote:
The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
post #56 of 93
Quote:
Quote:
(globetrotter @ April 26 2005,13:20) ok, well it was fun playing along, but I think that you might want to run back to your dorm room and your fantasies now. should you graduate high school, and maybe get a little education into you, maybe we can have this talk again.
If you were even close to what I am, your comment may have some weight. Except, judging from your rudimentary knowledge, you are not, so ta-ta for now.
hmmm, what exactly are you, aside from a little boy whose ancestors happened to have parked their goats in the right place at the time somebody with an education came by and discovered oil?
post #57 of 93
Quote:
Quote:
The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
Yes, civilization includes both culture and society, but how do you get from that to "requisition of the gentry"? I'm still waiting for the complete jmswentworth definition of "civilization."
post #58 of 93
Quote:
Quote:
(jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,13:23)
Quote:
Originally Posted by globetrotter,April 26 2005,13:20
ok, well it was fun playing along, but I think that you might want to run back to your dorm room and your fantasies now. should you graduate high school, and maybe get a little education into you, maybe we can have this talk again.
If you were even close to what I am, your comment may have some weight. Except, judging from your rudimentary knowledge, you are not, so ta-ta for now.
hmmm, what exactly are you, aside from a little boy whose ancestors happened to have parked their goats in the right place at the time somebody with an education came by and discovered oil?
I am not Arab, I am a British Regent. My partner is Lebanese. I am 31, so not much of a 'little boy' I have no link with oil, except for the fact that my bank is funded with money from my partner's family's money; which is the result of oil. Where are these assumptions coming from?
post #59 of 93
Quote:
Quote:
(jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,13:36) Quote The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
Yes, civilization includes both culture and society, but how do you get from that to "requisition of the gentry"?   I'm still waiting for the complete jmswentworth definition of "civilization."[/quote] Simple enough, there is no society in the US. There is no understanding of social class.
post #60 of 93
Quote:
Quote:
(jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,13:23)
Quote:
Originally Posted by globetrotter,April 26 2005,13:20
ok, well it was fun playing along, but I think that you might want to run back to your dorm room and your fantasies now. should you graduate high school, and maybe get a little education into you, maybe we can have this talk again.
If you were even close to what I am, your comment may have some weight. Except, judging from your rudimentary knowledge, you are not, so ta-ta for now.
hmmm, what exactly are you, aside from a little boy whose ancestors happened to have parked their goats in the right place at the time somebody with an education came by and discovered oil?
You seem awfully insecure about your education.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Fall of Civilization