References in classic literature ?
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
It is the most dangerous of all delusions as others have since discovered, a lesson brought home to us by a handful of scruffy farmers of Dutch descent riding underbred ponies during the Boer War.
In his "Noctes Nimrodianae" for January 1833, "Nimrod" discusses the value of underbred hounds with the "Editor" of the New Sporting Magazine:
2) Other journalists covering grade inflation wrote with a belligerent tone of moral disdain, as if grades fell into a perfect bell curve until 1995 or so when a pack of whiny, slacker undergrads aided and abetted by spineless, liberal professors tossed the venerable bell curve onto the dustbin of history and opened the floodgates to allow a horde of under-motivated, under-achieving, undereducated, underbred, underdressed, marauding Mongols into the previously unsullied Emerald City of educational excellence.
It has in its relaxed self-abandonment something underbred and ignoble, as of a youth ill brought up, without the training which teaches us that we must put some constraint upon our feelings and upon the expression of them.
You must not get a snake or anything like it, and do try to remember that to court notoriety by bizarre actions is underbred and unladylike.