Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Head of the Class

So Ruby Payne and the NYT have just informed me that "upper-class people don't eat casseroles."

(Technically, it's rich people don't eat casseroles, but since Payne's lecture/book combines class and wealth, one can make the assumption that upper-class people don't, either.)

Well! Guess I have no class.

Of more interest is her analysis of humor:

Humor in poverty? About people and sex. In the middle class? About situations. In wealth? About social faux pas.

Okay. What if you're like me (and perhaps like a lot of y'all as well) and find the most humor in well-played wordplay (and occasionally, numberplay)?

What class does that belong to? The faux-intelligentsia? The real intelligentsia? The nerds? And does this particular humor cross economic lines?

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