Funniest thread I've read in ages. Good effort.
Preppy Style has been taken away from the Preps - Page 3
I'm glad you like it. It would be wrong for me Or For Anyone Trying To Make An Earnest Point to make reading something tedious. Obviously however, some people don't like being told Their Highly-Valued Sensibilities Of Prestige Such As That Derived From Attending A University Older Than Yours Are Just Worthless In The Minds Of Any Right Thinking Person, as you can see in some preceding posts.
Here's the article I wrote, which was linked in the first post
A few more words about Prep
Now, where can I go about enrolling in a program at Cambridge? I would be interested in experiencing some of this "Prestige" spoken of here.
Or perhaps I won't, because I realize that at the end of the day, Preps Are True To Themselves, and Place No Institution Above The Efforts Of Its Individuals, For An Institution Is Nothing But Something Made From Those Individuals.
Edited by TheHoboPrep - 1/1/14 at 5:19pm
Your opening statements about the quality of education that "preps" receive does make the point about your spelling relevant.
I like the argument that the Europeans wouldn't exist without the help of the Americans, given that the USA wouldn't have existed without the European involvement in the first place this is an extremely circular argument with no winner.
If Prep means being a douche who doesn't believe that people should be allowed to subscribe to an idea that they weren't born into then you can have my khakis back.
I cannot see any argument that the Europeans wouldn't exist without the help of the Americans. Spolier Alert before You Read That History Book:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
As for your last sentence, being Prep has little to do with being born into something, and this topic has little to do with people being allowed to subscribe to an idea. It has everything to do with the explosion of nonsensical blogs and sites that have nothing to do with prep And Yet Claim To Be All Things Prep, When They Are Not, because the writers of these sites do not understand that prep is not a fashion, or a trend, or garments made in Bangladesh by people who Would Do Anything For A Meagre Salary And A Job In A Factory, and other indicia of these sites and writings.
It is an interesting phenomenon, and I otherwise wouldn't care to write about Prep, but these sites deserve to be commentated upon. I don't pretend to know everything about Prep, but realize that, yes, I am likely one such person, and so are my extended family, and It Is No More An Accolade Than Being A Merchant Of Goods, for Not Every Merchant Of Goods Is A Prep, and yet May Be More Esteemed Than Any Prep, Because He Is Providing A Valuable Service To The Community, And Doing So In A Courteous Fashion, which is an indicia of being a prep, but Not Its Whole Definition, and so preps do not regard the term prep as making them Better Than Other Men, Because This Is Not How Preps Would Think.
There's more to it, and there's more to it than what I happen to think about it: hence the invitation for comment. Reasoned, well thought out, non-"retaliatory" comment from people who feel left out when they hear the word prep.
Pretty sure a bunch of farmers wouldn't have been able to do squat without the help of the French. Or the rest of the world deciding to go to war with the British at that time on four continents.
Regardless, that's irrelevant to the quality of education. As is America's role in the world wars.
(Agreed HF. Enjoyable.)
Perhaps you could start another thread about the Substantive Debate About England's Failures of Diplomacy And Failure To Come To Terms With It's Presently Impoverished State As A Result Of It's 20th Century Civil Wars In Europe, and the help it received from outside, And Its Failure To Make Recognition Of This Appear Relevant in another thread?
The topic is about TSOPAPOTI - The State of Prep, As Published On The Internet, not about a particular nation's citizens' sense of identity vs that which is sold to them by their state broadcaster or otherwise (my comments were directed to an off topic retort about How All Superior Cambridge And Other Institutions Of A Particular Nation State Are When They Are Not, and were not intended to start a debate about that topic here).
Back to the topic...
Civil war occurs in one country
England is part of Great Britain
Which course is it you're planning to do at Cambridge?
Back on topic, without a definition of what you're talking about there's no way anyone from outside your little club can contribute