Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Urban Tribes

"Shoot me, Mirta"

Este artículo que les copio (porque no está online) salió el día 21 de agosto de 2008 en el diario The London Paper, en la página 8. Es sobre tribus urbanas y su categorización. También da el website donde uno puede hacer el test pero las preguntas son muy localistas, pero si están interesados, go on, give it a try. Al final del artículo hay descripciones de algunas tribus y yo les agrego la lista de todas las demás.

POLLS LISTS TRENDSETTERS' 'GANGS'
YOUNG URBAN TRIBES FIGHT OVER FASHION
BY ALEX STEPHENS

Yuppies, Tweenies and Sloane Rangers move over - it is time to introduce the Trendies, Indie Scenesters and Blingers.

After questioning more than 80,000 people across the UK, social experts have identified 26 different "tribes" that young people fall into.

The categories, ranging from Emos, who are sensitive types with floppy fringes, to Indie Scenesters, whose uniform is Converse and skinny jeans, have been listed on the website www.findyourtribe.co.uk as part of an online quiz. Visitors to the site are placed in a tribe after being questioned about their lifestyle.

The quiz has been created for Channel 4 by research agencies Crowd DNA and Voodoo. The results will help brands to understand customers.

WHICH TRIBE ARE YOU?

BHANGRA MUFFIN: Your accent is half Asian, 25 percent urban and 25 percent English. You bought Shilpa Shetty's perfume. You wear Iceberg jeans and Rocawear.

BOY RACERS: You know what a Pug, Scort, Onion and Cossie are. You can perform doughnuts, handbrake turns and burn-outs. You haven't indicated since 2002.

BLINGERS: You think Mr T was under-dressed and wear your bling on your D&G sleeve. People ask you if you're from the US because of your New York accent and you take this as a compliment.

CRAFT KIDS: Your house could be in the 1950s. You prefer to wear clothes you have made yourself and would love to be studying History of Art and Central St Martins.

EMOS: You have dyed black hair brushed over your face to protect you from the cruel world. You seek solace in poetry and music.

GET PAID CREW: You devote your life to getting rich and aspire to having an empire.

GRUNGERS: Your god is Kurt Cobain. Your bleached blonde hair is the same length as your girlfriend's and your jumpers have thumb holes in.

SKATERS: Your motto is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". You're happy if there's concret to grind, trainers to ruin and rock to rock to. You regularly video your own stunts - but would run a mile if you saw the police. You don't want no trouble.

INDIE SCENESTERS: You know all the major players in the indie scene. You're always moving on to the next thing once everyone joins in.

STREET RATS: You're always ducking and diving, trying to make a few quid. You hang on park benches, drinking and getting in the face of any innocent passer-by.

TRENDIES: Your look is more important than life itself. You buy Vogue and Glamour, mainly just to carry around and remind the plebs of your social standing. You aspire to be a fashionista and worship at the skinny feet of Gwen Stefani and Kate Moss.

Ok, es algo sarcástica la descripción, pero es divertida y da una idea de algunas de las que hay.

Las otras tribus son:

HIPSTERS

CLUBBERS

PC WORLD

TECHIES

TOWNIES

RAHS

CHAVS

SPORTS JUNKIE

TRACKIES

DIYERS

SMART URBAN

INDIE KIDS

MOSHERS

GOTHS

SCENE KIDS

4 comments:

natiluta said...

jajaja estos emos jajjaaja "que queres tomar?" "NOSE uuuu" jajaja
yo me entiendo :) un saludo alice!! naty

Alicia in England said...

Gracias Naty!

María said...

hola,
mi novio español está en Londres desde hace un mes, es profesor de filosofía y por la crisis en España se ha obstinado buscar un mejor futuro allá, cómo se ve la realidad por esos lados? si pudieses contarme algo te lo agradecería.
Actualmente ha encontrado un empleo malo, pero algo mientras.

María said...

Hola,
Agradecería si me pudieses comentar como está el ambiente laboral por esos lados para profesores hispanos. Mi novio español se ha ido a Londres un mes atrás buscando mejor futuro, ya tiene un empleo malo pero algo es algo, es profesor de filosofía y estoy tanteando o viendo como ayudarle, necesito una opinión tuya por favor.

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