Mudcat Café message #743919 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49257   Message #743919
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
07-Jul-02 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
Gargoyle writes "Your grandchildren, and mine, are thankfully growing up in a world where race and class will be passť".

Laudable sentiments indeed, which may one day be realized in the USA but never in the UK.

Here, names betoken your class just like your accent.

You will never find a Jason, a Wayne or a Kevin taking their seat in the House of Lords (leastways not as hereditary peers), and you are unlikely ever to find many Tristans, Ranulphs or Candidas playing on the streets of Britain's inner-city council estates.