Class: Who Has It & Who Does Not? Style - Not Background

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    We can spot them right away can't we? By the way they talk, the way they dress, the way they move.
    Sean Connery-----Class
    Roseanne Barr--- No Class

    Class is really hard to define isn't it and yet we notice it and admire it right away.

    I am not talking about Upper Class/Lower Class or Family Status.
     
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    Apparently you don't like Roseanne Barr? There are probably those that don't like Sean Connery, but I'm definitely not one of them.

    Actually, Lon, when talking, or discussing, how people talk, dress and move, many people do consider those things Upper or Lower Class. Many people who use the "F" word, and words like it, frequently, I would consider Lower Class and people that don't I would consider as nice people (like wife and I). Only my opinion, but...…...
     
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  3. Lon Tanner

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    You are right Cody. When Rosanne started picking her nose during a interview that did it for me. Definitely No Class.

    Remember David Niven? Class? Sir Alec Guinness Class? I like Donald Trump but don't think he has much Class. Ronald Reagan on the other hand had Class. Lyndon Johnson No Class JFK? Class Jackie O? Class

    Here again Cody----I am really talking about a STYLE that a person displays.
     
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  4. Gloria Mitchell

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    I know what you mean by style Lon..a very good friend of mine back in the late 70s....she would buy clothes from Woolworth and ME Moses...the five and dime store.She walked and looked as if she just walked out of Neiman Marcus!
     
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    Whereas if you bought clothes in the Woolworth branches in the UK, then you would have looked like you'd bought them from the five and dime store... :D:eek:
     
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    Whenever I see or hear someone speak of class, I am reminded of a story told about George Washington. He was the epitome of class; dined from the finest china; supped with aristocracy from around the world.

    A poor country woman was invited to have tea with him. Apparently she wasn't high class. When tea was served, she poured it into her saucer and sipped it from the saucer. Now, anyone with class knows that that is not de rigueur. But, without any hesitation, Washington poured his tea into his saucer and sipped it from the saucer.

    And that, my dears, is class.
     
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    @Lon Tanner Remember David Niven? Class?

    I read his biography years ago. He admitted to plagiarizing some articles when he was young.
     
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    Class is elegance and style, a natural flair - has to be natural or you just look ridiculous
    I buy 'cheap' clothes and always get compliments on my dress sense, simply because I choose well, I know what suits me.
    People are shocked when I tell them how much my outfits cost - I love that
    Style is merely 'dress sense' - if you spend a fortune on clothes, that won't guarantee you look good
     
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    Class indeed - no uppity business, just natural flair
     
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    I read The Moons a Balloon'' , many years ago...don't remember that being in there but it may well have been..

    However I do know he admitted elsewhere to plagiarizing a few articles for publishing..from a Magazine. It was long before he got his big break in Films... , I don't think he did any harm, I still think he had Class.!!:D
     
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    You either got it or you ain't :)
     
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    I really will not get on the bandwagon about big screen actors because frankly, I have met quite a few of them and they are as they are: actors.
    Some have a smidgen of class about them and some are just plain boors in person.

    Once in Greenville, South Carolina I was on a city bus. I sat at the front behind the driver in a seat that was parallel to the bus so I could see many of the people on the bus.
    At one stop, an older lady of color got on and sat directly in front of me facing the front of the bus. From the moment she started up the steps until she sat down and beyond, my eyes would not move from her.
    Simply put, everything about her was perfect. Her shoulders were back and her head was held high and erect. I noticed that she neither frowned nor smiled but rather, had this amazing sort of soft grin. Confidence, total confidence.
    I do not know where she bought her dress or if she made it herself but it went from her neck down to her mid shins and I didn’t see one wrinkle or pleat that didn’t belong there. It wasn’t flashy nor frilly nor plain. It fit her and her demeanor. There was no flashy jewelry and her hair was well groomed and neat. There was nothing that said “look at me” but trust me, everyone did.
    When she got off the bus, she thanked the driver with a voice that was steady and the words were clear and perfectly enunciated.

    The bottom line is that she exuded femininity. Not just that she was a woman or a lady but she was the definition of the word feminine personified.

    Now, when someone says that such and such has class, she’s the standard that I hold in my head and may I say, there have been few that I have met since then that can even stand in the same room as that lady.
    Even I am a sore example of class when compared to the epitome of it that I saw that day.
     
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    Roseanne was one of the judges on Last Comic Standing and she sure had Class on their. She's a comedian and many comedians don't act like they have Class, but that because they are comedians. A person really has to have a great "sense of humor" to understand why some comedians do what they do. A comedian on America's Got Talent, after doing his set, actually torn the t-shirt he was wearing off of himself and showed his bare chest. The audience and judges loved it. Many comedians will use foul language on stage as well as make fun of different races. On the George Lopez Show, George was always making fun of/doing slapstick humor of Mexicans and Hispanics. For us, very, very humorous! To me, George was classy.

    The only clothes we buy at Walmart is underwear, but we do shop there. All other clothes are either bought at Khol's or Penny's. Then, there are those that wouldn't go to Khol's or Penny's, but will go to Saks Fifth Avenue or some other really high-end store. And, there are those that would never/ever step a foot in Walmart. They'd rather pay a higher price and get a better quality of merchandise.
     
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    So, just what year and make of a car would a "Classy" or "Non-Classy" person own/drive? Guess we'd be in the "Non-Classy" area, since our Durango is a 2005 with 157k miles on it. Our boat is a 1992 and that definitely wouldn't be for a "Classy" person.
     
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    Loved your post, well described
    Agree with the line above so much, wish more women were like her :)
     
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