Conrad Hilton peasant: Does anyone still use the word as an insult? (VIDEO).

Conrad Hilton’s Curious Insults: Who Calls People Peasants Anymore?

Conrad Hilton’s Curious Insults: Who Calls People Peasants Anymore?

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Feb. 6 2015 12:53 PM

Conrad Hilton’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Peasants

A scion’s out-of-favor insult.

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On a July flight from London to Los Angeles, Conrad Hilton berated flight attendants in one tangent after another, before he settled into calling his fellow passengers peasants as they raised objections to his behavior. (He now faces a prison term of up to 20 years.) In the video above, we answer the obvious question: Who calls people peasants anymore?  

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