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To ask if 'upscale neighbourhood' is an American term

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StirlingWork Thu 28-May-20 11:06:28

Just this really

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sirfredfredgeorge Thu 28-May-20 11:09:22

yes

OnlyJudyCanJudgeMe Thu 28-May-20 11:14:14

Very. Brits don’t use the term neighbourhood.

opinionatedfreak Thu 28-May-20 11:17:46

Uk English would be posh/middle class area or or in mumsnet speak naice !!

Sparklingbrook Thu 28-May-20 11:19:25

Not heard of the expression.

StirlingWork Thu 28-May-20 11:22:10

Thanks guys. I suppose I really should have said typed 'upscale neighborhood' to get into the spirit of it!

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lazylinguist Thu 28-May-20 11:22:56

I'm guessing so - I'm in the UK and have never heard of it.

StirlingWork Thu 28-May-20 11:23:00

Personally my favourite term is 'affluent demographic'!!!

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Dinosforall Thu 28-May-20 11:23:24

UK equivalent to 'upscale' is 'upmarket'

Bibijayne Thu 28-May-20 11:24:28

Upmarket/ posh/ middle class/ gentrified (if city centre) etc.

DontBuyLangClegCashmere Thu 28-May-20 11:24:47

I'd assume they meant 'affluent area'.

Sparklingbrook Thu 28-May-20 11:49:19

Why do you ask OP?

Westfacing Thu 28-May-20 11:52:54

Yes, as is 'High End'.

In the UK we used to say upmarket/expensive/posh/ now everything is High End.

StirlingWork Thu 28-May-20 12:50:23

Sparklingbrook - I asked because I heard it on Judge Judy (been watching loads of this since lockdown)

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Sparklingbrook Thu 28-May-20 12:52:56

Ah well Judge Judy is an American show so there’s your answer.

StirlingWork Thu 28-May-20 12:55:11

Sparklingbrook - yeah when I heard it I just thought - would this phrase sound weird if used in the UK?

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