March 14, 2011

What Is An "Elite"?


The terms 'Elite' and 'Famewhore' are often thrown around on Stardoll. A lot of people aspire at one point (don't deny it people) to become Elite and many of them end up being called a famewhore just for trying. The one problem I have with people being called Elite is, what actually is an Elite? Someone famous? Someone well liked? Someone hated?

I don't actually think it's any of those things. I've always thought of an Elite person being poised and wealthy. Someone like Blair Waldorf or Chuck Bass.


So I decided to do a bit of research and have a look at a few online dictionaries (because my real dictionary happens to be in my locker at school) and see what they thought of the word "Elite."

From here.

The above definition is from Cambridge Dictionaries and is what I would think to be Elite. Someone who is very powerful and/or who is the very best at what they do. There are very few people I think I would actually give this title to, probably someone like Perez, because she does have the best Stardoll gossip blog out there.


The above definition and the one next is from Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary is pretty much a website that had definitions of all these words sent in from people on the internet. So if you want your two cents heard about what you think a word actually means, go there.

I thought it would be interesting to see what normal, average people thought of the word 'Elite'. I found several definitions referring to a video game, but there were a few I found interesting.



I highlighted a few sentences above that stood out to me most in the definition above. I thought this one was quite funny and you know, I thought it was quite right. Well, if you assume that the Elite they are referring to above is Blair Waldorf, then yes.

In pretty much all the definitions they say that Elite's think that they are better than everyone else, are 'upper class', wealthy, and are the best at what they do.

Does this apply to the people you think are Elite on stardoll?


Just for fun I decided to search Fame Whore.




Number three reminded me of Gilderoy Lockhart, but if you haven't read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets you mightn't see it.



xx Kylie

17 comments:

  1. Blair Waldorf is definitely an ELITE!!
    Nice post

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  2. Very interesting post. And about time someone did THAT much research on the topic. Once I called someone an "elite on stardoll" and she took offense to it. What I really meant, however, was Stardoll Royalty. And I told her that and all was well.

    So it definitely has a negative sense to it for a lot of people, including me.

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  3. I'll tell you who really are elite, the ILLUMINATI. :) *does a-ok sign over right eye to represent eye of Horus*

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  4. I don't know much onHarry Potter but your comparison was spot on lol

    The definitioons vary quite alot between dictionaries and people...

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  5. we know what the word means.

    and what country are all you guys from? seriously, you really watch the show "gossip girl?" is it 2007 still?

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  6. Gilderoy Lockhart = complete fame whore!!! :P

    I love urban dictionary, there is some really funny definitions on there..

    This was a great post. :)

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  7. What is an elite, you say?

    An elite is an ordinary person, who simply has more money or fame than others. An elite is a human, who should be treated no differently to you or me.

    That's my opinion only [:

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  8. Ohmygosh.
    Thank you SO much for that post Kylie... I mean, people on Stardoll throw words back and forward, and at the end of the day, they have no idea what half those words mean.

    Research is a perfect way to prove your point, and in my definition of what is an Elite... I think's it a person that is known for being an individual.

    A nobody... Who turned into a somebody.

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  9. Great post Kylie!

    @anon: I don't know about you but I was like 12 when Gossip Girl first aired, so I just stared watching it last year.

    Blair=Elite. No one on SD can even compare themselves to her.

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  10. This was well-written, and I never understood the stigma attached to that word on Stardoll. Everywhere else it's a compliment.

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  11. You're one fo the best writers here on MDM. They made a good decision hiring you. :-)

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  12. I used to watch GG religiously, but now I'm over it. I missed almost all of last season and haven't watched this season at all.

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  14. well titles are a low shallow self esteem shattering way of bringing people down. think about it. Elite means they work hard. okay with that. famewhores? critizising them will give them something to talk about. the saying applies: haters make me famous

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  15. The articles on MDM are always well written and well though of. This one is not an exception. Bravo!

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