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A classless society?

When I came to America I expected to leave behind me the need to understand class distinctions.

Letter from America Josh Moody

In a sense that has been true. In England your accent immediately places you within a fabric of class distinctions (unless you are blessed to have been born with or cultivated that nondescript nowhere-in-particular accent beloved of TV hosts). Here my accent does not 'place' me, other than being from England (or occasionally Australia).