Elite Markers, and Their Counterparts
Early ownership of a hybrid seems very on-target to me. I would also suggest the new style of hip eyeglasses that are like little rectangles. I don’t agree with the NASCAR thing because I personally am not a fan, and I am not an elite, which I can prove because I frequently wear shorts to work. So there’s a question — what are the markers for non-elites? Here I would put love of WWE (which I quite
like) and maybe even NASCAR, as it does seem to be a good non-elite marker, if not quite the other way round. Use of the word “divine” in anything other than a religious context would seem to be an elite marker (cf. Wolcott, James). Use of the word “freakin’” as an amplifier would seem to mark non-elites.