Jessica (taurusjessica) wrote in uw,

i need your help!

Okay, so for English 131 we have to write a paper about a group that we are involved in or have close ties to and relate it to an essay we read about high school and the different groups and the labels that they have for each other (the actually reading is Eckert and McConnell-Ginet if any of you have taken that class).

For my paper I'm doing different economic classes. I grew up on Mercer Island and have experienced what it's like to live in a fairly wealthy area that many people recognize as being so. What I need your help on is coming up with some labels that the wealthy people call poor people and vice versa. It doesn't have to be about people in particular, it can be about a certain area like, for example, how people refer to Spokane and "Spokompton".

SO, what are some labels that you've heard people use? They can be broad or general, anything will help.

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