[Ads-l] The p-word

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Mar 29 03:31:22 UTC 2015


"Their [badly-behaving members of a badly-behaving Oxford University dining club] attitude when they lose control recalls the reports of a meltdown by the 20-year-old Conrad Hilton III aboard a recent British Airways flight.  According to witnesses, he denounced members of the crew and his fellow passengers using the dreaded p-word ('peasants').
Stephen Holden, reviewing the movie "The Riot Club," NYTimes, March 27, 2015.
Joel


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