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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

Songbird Fri 11-Jan-13 11:49:33

Well, precisely! Wayne Rooney anyone?

Crinkle77 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:50:26

Yes I agree with you entirely

RobinSparkles Fri 11-Jan-13 11:52:31


Money can't buy you manners. Although having manners/class might not be the same as being posh?

DuchessFanny Fri 11-Jan-13 11:56:48

I agree, and as i'm a Duchess (arf !) i would know ( a poor one )

TheCountessOlenska Fri 11-Jan-13 11:58:49

^^ Well I'm a Countess grin, do I win?

I agree OP, DH gets loads of footballers in his pub - they are definitely rich, but not posh bless 'em

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 11-Jan-13 12:02:38


There is a reason the term noveau rich exits.

Nancy66 Fri 11-Jan-13 12:03:46

True. Lots of aristos don't have a pot to piss in.

seeker Fri 11-Jan-13 12:04:19

Absolutely. I'm one, but not the other.

DuchessFanny Fri 11-Jan-13 12:05:20

aaahhh Countess you DO win ( but i'm too poor to buy you a prize )

RobinSparkles Fri 11-Jan-13 12:05:52

I am neither.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Jan-13 12:06:45

Errm...why would anyone think differently? confused

That's like saying 'AIBU to think lemonade and sausages are two different things'?

Bonsoir Fri 11-Jan-13 12:07:41

Lack of education and upbringing are not quick to remedy, even when you have an awful lot of money to throw at the issue.

PostBellumBugsy Fri 11-Jan-13 12:07:47

I'm not entirely sure what "posh" means anymore.

I am an old 40+ gimmer & when I was little, it meant people who were "posher" than you basically. So, if you were upper middle class, posh people were aristos, if you were middle class, posh people were the upper middle class & if you were were working class it meant everyone else basically!!!! grin

As the UK has become less clear cut in terms of the old class boundaries, I'm not sure what "posh" means at all. I was always really confused as to why Spice Girl Victoria was called "posh".

Hoping someone will be able to explain it all to me. wink

DolomitesDonkey Fri 11-Jan-13 12:07:50

This is news to you? this is what the entire English class system is built around!

MrsMelons Fri 11-Jan-13 12:08:25

I'm neither sad

I know lots of posh people but many of them are not rich. I also know some rich people and the majority of them are far from posh.

Its weird as I do feel like the people that are posh and rich are ok and the posh and poorer people are fine but the rich and NOT posh people just drive me insane. They are the ones that appear to be more snobby - obviously this is only IME not a statement of fact.

TinyDancingHoofer Fri 11-Jan-13 12:08:43

Very very true.

sooperdooper Fri 11-Jan-13 12:08:57

Of course they are, I never thoughy they weren't!

OwlLady Fri 11-Jan-13 12:13:26

does it matter?

woozlebear Fri 11-Jan-13 12:26:55

Of course not, They're v different.

However (extreme examples like Wayne Rooney excluded) I think that amongst some people to two are percevied as increasingly equated. For instance when I went to (private) school the fees were much less in proportion to salaries than they are now, and hence there was less of an assumption than there is now that your family must be rich if you went there. Comfortably off, yes, but not rich. I also hear more and more people describing things (houses, hotels, places etc as 'posh', that are actually just expensive and not posh at all.

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 11-Jan-13 12:29:17

I'm both.

ouryve Fri 11-Jan-13 12:29:51

A lot of money can buy a lot of bad taste.

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 12:30:25

I would like to try out both and get back to you if thats ok?

Fairylea Fri 11-Jan-13 12:31:03

.... just as being educated doesn't make someone intelligent smile

Bonsoir Fri 11-Jan-13 12:31:11

"A lot of money can buy a lot of bad taste."

LOL. So true!

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