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Prince Harry

Even republicans approve, surely?

Microwaving tea

Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

No televised election debates

Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge

Broadchurch

Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

Spring Bank holidays

Too close together! Very bad!

Bin-mageddon

“I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”

S-Town

To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

The “Flash” Flash ad

It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

Crap tacos

Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

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The Periodic Table of the Middle Class
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    Friday
    Jan112013

    CHATTERING CLASS: THE WEEK, TORN AND DRESSED

    The week, torn and dressed

    When did 'torn' foods become so upmarket - torn basil, torn chicken etc?

    Reckons @marmitetoast: Twin factors of Nigella's nonchalant "kitchen suppers" and Jamie's rustic Tuscan aspirations

    The growing tendency for Tarquin (groom) to deliver his speech as a west end multi media show production

    Take note, all. Thanks for the heads up, @headancer

    Academies accused of cherry picking middle-class pupils

    Surely not

    What to do if you find something tedious & predictable that everyone else likes

    Don't go on about it; just ignore it (Sound advice from @CharlieBeckett)

    Perfectly nice salty snacks being coated in silly flavours eg bbq, honey roast

    Ghastly. Time for simple salted peanuts to make a comeback

    Using a hash symbol to mean 'number' instead of the abbreviation 'No.'

    Horrible Americanism. @RichardBratby, we have been told

    Eating breakfast in Jamie Oliver restaurant on way to ski holiday

    Can't really get more MC than that, @gfreeb

    @SarahTregear haggled over a brace of pheasants at local farm shop at the weekend

    Oh wait, maybe you can

    The word 'phablet'

    @will_lowe is not alone in his disgust

    The VirginAirlines advert feat. him as pilot, her as air hostess

    We seem to have regressed to the 1970s (indeed, @MiddleAgedCred)

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