Originally Posted by Blackhood
Ok, forgiving that this is a troll thread, I'll play along.
Writing isn't the ridiculous part, crying out that style bloggers are misappropriating your word is.
This is the stupidest moniker that I have ever come across, and your self penned bio includes such phrases as "Now Travel and Live in Europe And Elsewhere, as A Vagabond, Doing Small Jobs From Time To Time, and Living With the Love And Support Of My Harem, Followers and Friends."
The way you write would certainly have you thrown out of my prep school, and certainly would have precluded any genuine University degree.
Sure, I have some typos,, Im on a boat on the way to Honshu using a Mac on my lap in a seat that's smaller than a typical F - it's a ferry, for goodness' sake. But since you gave such an irrelevant showy reply, I'll have to respond: English professors didn't get us to the Moon (in any practical sense of getting it done) and neither did Cambridge ones. We, and the Australians and Canadians, did however help you from certain defeat in your silly European Civil Wars last century, in which your Famous Cambridge Professors couldn't even design a decent tank, so your Generals Wept When They Received The M3 In the North African Desert. You're welcome, by the way.
Yes, I live with the support of my harem, in London mostly, and friends and supporters. Didn't you use your peepers?
You finally get the point, except you don't. Prep has nothing to do with fashion or preppy style - Nothing! Fashion is a choice made by preps based on inumerable factors, and you still missed the point. There's nothing "troll" about it, except I guess from your perspective. It's worthwhile having a discussion about it. It's not worthwhile letting these blogs get away with the nonsense without a well reasoned response.
When you get out of your village and see the world, like my predecessors did in the 19th Century, you might undrstand. But if you've been there this whole time, I can see why you come across as Someone Who Is Mighty Angry About Life. After all, people were transported from your country to America for speaking out on topics of importance, and today in your country they still gaol people for using twitter and facebook.
Don't expect us to accord with your view of the world there.
Getting to the substance of the topic: There's far too many blogs that just don't get Prep. And there's plenty of room for people to write about Prep. Whether you like my name or not, I don't really care much, sorry to inform you, but I guess you guys aint used to free speech over there.
Somet things haven't changed!
Preps, or anyone of substance, couldn't care less about the founding date of your university. In the Internet Age people now realize that the average RPI or MIT grad is just as capable. Cambridge sure seems to impress people in your country however, so I can understand your point.