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to think 'posh' and 'rich' are two completely different things?

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Floogel Fri 11-Jan-13 11:48:43

being wealthy does not make you posh, IMO

Viviennemary Sat 12-Jan-13 12:34:09

So that proves my point that posh is only a matter of opinion. grin But so maybe is rich. Can't believe people on here who think they're quite hard up on £100K plus per year.

Pandemoniaa Sat 12-Jan-13 12:03:54

The word "posh" is so subjective that it has virtually no value in determining anything. I've been accused of being "posh" on the basis of little more than my disinterest in reality TV. It has nothing at all to do with how much money you have.

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ceres Sat 12-Jan-13 11:42:13

i HATE the word posh.

Twattybollocks Sat 12-Jan-13 10:08:43

Well I'm definately rich, but I'm as common as muck if that helps. I do have good manners and high moral standards, but still very much working class!

Morloth Sat 12-Jan-13 08:06:39

I suspect I approach the lack of fish knives from the opposite end of the spectrum.

Don't get many fish where I come from.

seeker Sat 12-Jan-13 08:02:42

"I am thankful to say I have never seen a spade" grin

Morloth Sat 12-Jan-13 08:00:34

I don't think I had ever even heard of fish knives before coming on MN maybe I am posh after all...

seeker Sat 12-Jan-13 07:59:21

But fish knives are fraightfully common!

Viviennemary Sat 12-Jan-13 00:45:21

A girl I was friends with at school always had fish knives and forks when they had fish and special butter knives for the butter. I thought they were frightfully posh but they weren't really any better off than we were which was just average. But much posher. I was angst ridden about it. grin

Morloth Sat 12-Jan-13 00:23:38

MN is a bit mental about most things wealth Viviennemary, you must have noticed that if you are not on the breadline then actually having any sort of problem is not allowed because there are many people worse off then you.

DH is a banker and I work in the mining industry, so our gains are pretty ill gotten as well by lefty standards, and to make it worse, we are not even sorry. grin

Rich, but definitely not posh - that can make people a bit crazy as well. We are very much new money, which I find works just as well as old money. wink

doyouwantfrieswiththat Fri 11-Jan-13 23:48:46

I've always figured that if you're truly posh you don't care what anyone thinks, toffs & proles have a lot in common that way, it's only the middle classes that are angst ridden about it.

totallyfrazzled Fri 11-Jan-13 23:30:31

Different things to different people....You can def be posh but broke, but being rich does not make you posh. If you speak 'posh' then most people who don't, will consider you posh!

Arisbottle Fri 11-Jan-13 22:11:42

No idea, we are well of in the real world, properly poor little church mice by MN standards!

Viviennemary Fri 11-Jan-13 22:09:19

What exactly is rich by MN standards. Just wondering. grin

Morloth Fri 11-Jan-13 21:23:57

YANBU, we are rich (certainly by MN standards wink. But we are bogans.

I quite like being a CUB. Cashed Up Bogan.

Best of both worlds.

catgirl1976 Fri 11-Jan-13 21:22:22


Of course not

Totally different

mummysmellsofsick Fri 11-Jan-13 21:21:24

My family background is very working class but I seem to mix with posh people fairly often for work. My accent gets a bit posher when I do. I've always found the posher the person, the less common they make you feel. Really good manners are wonderful for putting one at ease wink

Arisbottle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:19:12

I suspect I am a chav ( although it is a vile term but that is how you lot would see me) , I like the fact that it riles people so much to seeme enjoying sparkly things.

HelpOneAnother Fri 11-Jan-13 21:16:34

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Arisbottle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:06:40

Compared to me even lower middle class is quite posh grin

Arisbottle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:06:01

I do hope they are different, we are quite well off but dirt common. I like it that way

mummysmellsofsick Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:43

dryjuice David Mitchell isn't posh, he's middle class. Not even 'upper middle class' I'd say. I've met a couple of people who describe themselves as 'upper middle class' and their families both had castles/ estates covering entire villages, and were at Eton. I'd call them posh, they'd call themselves 'upper middle class'

Bonsoir Fri 11-Jan-13 17:44:13

I went to some open days at English boarding schools last year, with a friend from NY and two Parisians. My party were shock shock shock at the large expensive new cars in the car park, and the badly casually dressed families that emerged from them.

wordfactory Fri 11-Jan-13 17:06:10

Quite stop.

The idea that the rich posh all drive battered landrovers is absolutely not true.

The idea that the rich posh all live in the country is also untrue.

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