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    I don't know - how do you gage how posh you are? What features make you 'posh'?
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    family earns about £90k in total, £200,000 house, and we drive fords and renaults. hardly posh is it?
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    (Original post by No Future)
    I don't know - how do you gage how posh you are? What features make you 'posh'?
    Family income, house size/value, way you speak, what you eat, etc.
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    I'm not sure of the family income nor the house value. I speak with a BBC accent. I eat umm food? Lol.
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    I don't know what it means either. I looked in a dictionary: it said 'elegant or fashionable'.

    A great many people I think of as posh don't meet either criterion.

    If fashionable means living in Chelsea, going to Harrow, little jaunts in Gstaad, and imbibing Chateau Petrus as it were mother's milk, then I'm decidedly not posh.

    Or if elegant means a sort of wild Felliniesque decadence: flinging one's drunken self Anita Ekberg style into the fountains of Rome, then I'm not posh -- possibly the least posh person in Britain.

    I suppose if elegance means a sort of studied aloofness, and drinking port whilst reading Herodotus, in Greek, and speaking rather like a cross between Bernard Shaw and Brian Sewell, then I'm a little posh.

    Still I'll give myself a one.
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    (Original post by joesharp)
    Family income, house size/value, way you speak, what you eat, etc.
    Im not sure family income has much to with whether or not you are "posh". Some of the landed gentry have very little income, they live in tumble-down houses (or castles) and try desperately to make ends meet without having to sell their family's heritage to the National Trust. I would call these people decidedly "posh" despite having very little income or liquid assets.
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    (Original post by puppy)
    Im not sure family income has much to with whether or not you are "posh". Some of the landed gentry have very little income, they live in tumble-down houses (or castles) and try desperately to make ends meet without having to sell their family's heritage to the National Trust. I would call these people decidedly "posh" despite having very little income or liquid assets.
    these days an acre of land can make you a millionaire.

    either way, a useless poll actually.
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    (Original post by technik)
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    family earns about £90k in total, £200,000 house, and we drive fords and renaults. hardly posh is it?
    money doesn't always equate to poshness...look at the osbournes
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    (Original post by puppy)
    Im not sure family income has much to with whether or not you are "posh". Some of the landed gentry have very little income, they live in tumble-down houses (or castles) and try desperately to make ends meet without having to sell their family's heritage to the National Trust. I would call these people decidedly "posh" despite having very little income or liquid assets.
    Perhaps it does not have much to do with wealth, but since 'posh' means fashionable or elegant, then I thought it might have some link with wealth.
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    (Original post by technik)
    these days an acre of land can make you a millionaire.

    either way, a useless poll actually.
    That's not income though
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    We live in a £180-£200k 3 bed terrace house, my dad drives a N reg Escort, my parents earn around £22k a year combined. If they had the jobs they did when they bought the house they would be on around £45k combined now. The house were my dad was bought up is now worth £2 million and we the poor relations in the family on my mums side.

    All the people in my family seem to prefer having a nice house in a nice area to flash cars or holidays.
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    (Original post by joesharp)
    Perhaps it does not have much to do with wealth, but since 'posh' means fashionable or elegant, then I thought it might have some link with wealth.
    Once upon a time I'm sure it did but that's not really true anymore. Things like celebrity and the lottery have made many people, who one wouldn't ever have considered "posh", rich.
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    I'm not sure.
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    (Original post by puppy)
    That's not income though
    what is it then?

    if you sell land and get money for it?!
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    (Original post by puppy)
    Once upon a time I'm sure it did but that's not really true anymore. Things like celebrity and the lottery have made many people, who one wouldn't ever have considered "posh", rich.
    Money cant change a persons class ie winning the lottery even though you have the money will not break you into the upper middle classes. It can change you attitudes ie make you a snob.
    The royal family -i think most people would agree- are at the top of the tier. Although celebrities might have as much money as them they will never have their class. Sure Elton John might be invited to their parties -he even played at Diannas funeral. But he is not one of them.He is a play thing of the upper classes.
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    (Original post by PublicSchoolAnn)
    Money cant change a persons class ie winning the lottery even though you have the money will not break you into the upper middle classes. It can change you attitudes ie make you a snob.
    The royal family -i think most people would agree- are at the top of the tier. Although celebrities might have as much money as them they will never have their class. Sure Elton John might be invited to their parties -he even played at Diannas funeral. But he is not one of them.He is a play thing of the upper classes.
    Elton John is middle class though dear, he went to the royal academy of music and is classically trained as some of hi 70's albums prove very well!

    I would disagree that the royal family are the top tier, I'd put the Duke of Westminster and a few other old families in England way above the royal family.
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    I dunno about this...
    There's a girl I know who is part of an upper class family, I think her uncle is a Lord and her cousins live in some crazily huge house, but her immediate family don't seem to be particularly rich and I think her grandma is paying for her to go to a posh 6th form.
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    We are not rich, I'd say just a bit well off, and though my dear mother hates my taste for expensive clothes I can do nothing to overcome it.
    Many friends of mine think that when I grow up I will give my children a run for their money ew such slang.
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    (Original post by joesharp)
    Family income, house size/value, way you speak, what you eat, etc.
    plus level of education, overall upbringing, culture, general outlook on life...?

    Though I don't think it's something which can really be measured in quantifiable terms -- more a feeling you might get about someone. And it certainly can't be measured in terms of money.
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    (Original post by HaggenDaZ)
    [email protected] thought I was posh when I spoke to her! :eek:
    he is, he is!!! I'd never have expected it........but woah he sounded like he was related to the Queen or something :-D
 
 
 
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