Earl Grey and supper -- now that's really posh
Published 04/06/2010 | 05:00
EMPLOYING a cleaner, saying "supper" instead of "dinner" and owning an Aga are among the current indicators that one is posh, according to a study.
A quarter of those questioned consider spending more than £10 (€12) on a bottle of wine to be posh, the poll by Opinium Research found.
Other markers include telling others what school you went to while in your 30s, doing the weekly shopping at Waitrose and drinking Earl Grey tea. Almost two in three people (63pc) would not want to be considered posh but just 11pc said they would not marry a posh person. Just over a-third of Britons (36pc) consider themselves working class and 31pc describe themselves as middle class, while just 5pc do not believe social classes exist.
The main factors in determining social class are regarded as upbringing (49pc), income (47pc), owning more than one house (45pc), education (44pc), job (39pc) and family money (21pc).