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#201986 - 08/22/11 10:36 AM Parvenu
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6308
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
...the newly rich.
After 1960 this city experienced rapid growth. Once known for
the world's largest stockyards, they were closed, as meat was
processed more and more where the cattle were. People moved
out in droves to suburbs, and many people became the
"newly rich". Yet the rich here for generations were less
inclined to accept them on equal terms. The area of the city
where I live was a cornfield when I was in high school, and
it rapidly became the center of the city, which has since
moved farther west by miles. I remember many discussions and
newspaper articles about this - so it is very interesting to me.
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#201991 - 08/22/11 02:59 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]
Griff Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 1
When I saw this word, and its definition, I immediately thought about Thomas Sutpen in Faulkner's "Abasalom, Abasalom!"

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#201995 - 08/22/11 08:36 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: Griff]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6308
Loc: Land of the Flat Water


WELCOME GRIFF
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#202021 - 08/23/11 12:34 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6308
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
We have two discussions of "parvenu" going.

Here is the other:

http://wordsmith.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=202020#Post202020


Can they be combined Jackie???
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#202028 - 08/23/11 10:30 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Nope. But we can deal with it.

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