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Quality Street

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Mince pies

Too soon for them, too, unless homemade for a school fair

MasterChef's pig's trotter challenge

A bit much

Secret Life of Five-Year-Olds

Those little monsters are just brilliant. Lovely teachers, too

'Reach out'

This has to stop

Being told 'things' don't bring you lasting happiness

Yeah, but what about things like the NutriBullet?

Waitrose 'Heritage Collection' bath stuff

We see what you're doing, and we're not biting

'Excited for'

This is creeping in and it's very worrying

Over-hashtagging tweets

#Notnecessaryorclever #Really #Annoying #Stop


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The Periodic Table of the Middle Class
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    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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