Hi, Welcome!

The community is a safe space for people living with and connected to arthritis to ask questions and share experiences. Get started by registering here and posting your first comment or question!

Sign In with a Versus Arthritis account

Do you pass the Posh Test?

joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
edited 24. Jul 2010, 16:32 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi

Once it was easy to identify the upper classes - they were all titled, lived in stately homes and had their own staff. But these days the net seems to be cast far wider.

Do you pass the Posh Test? If you answer Yes to 3 or more of these questions, you are definitely posh.

1. Do you own an old, dirty car that reeks of dog (preferably Labrador)?

2. Do you refer to any place outside London as “the country”?

3. Do you address your parents as Mummy and Daddy – even though you’re no longer 10?

4. Do you wince when you see people holding a knife like a knitting needle?

5. Did you spend your teenage summers in Rock, Cornwall?

6. Do you think tweed is a good look?

7. Do you call your Grandmother “Granny” instead of “Nan”, “Gran”, or “Grandma”?

8. Did you take a gap yah?

9. Have you ever flicked through the back pages of Tatler looking for pictures of your friends?

10. Do you hang out with people called Doodles, Flippy and Tadpole?

11. Do you go to the ballet/opera?

12. Do you have a cleaner?

13. Do you wear clothing brands such as Hackett and Barbour?

14. Do you have an interest in horses/sailing?

15. Do you spend over £10 on a bottle of wine?

16. Do you still tell people which school you went to?

17. Do you shop at Waitrose?

18. Do you say supper instead of dinner?

19. Do you have an Aga?

20. Do you greet people with a kiss on both cheeks?

21 Do you drink Earl Grey/ specialist teas?

22. Do you know what Prosecco is or eat hummus?

According to this, I am posh, ( Yes to 4,11, and 20 ) but on another test;

http://poshtest.com/

I am only 27% Posh, so that's not too bad!
c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
«1

Comments

  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Seems like you are both posher than me :!: :!:

    Does that make me a chav :?:
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • mellman01mellman01 Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I is a static pikie I is.
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    mellman01 wrote:
    I is a static pikie I is.

    There is a test for pikeys on here, Mell

    http://www.theginge.com/pikeytest.html
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • tillytoptillytop Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Apparently I'm posh then (7,17 and 22) which has quite made my day cos I didn't fink I was!
    And 30% according to the other test!

    Good one Joan!

    Tilly xxx
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    joanlawson wrote:
    Seems like you are both posher than me :!: :!:

    Does that make me a chav :?:
    I was always under the impression that you were a bit of posh totty Joan :D

    Thank you, rehab. I will accept that as a compliment :D

    Maybe I could employ you to carry my bag, Victoria Beckham style :?:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1269567/Victoria-Beckham-employs-male-assistant-carry-handbag.html
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • ninakangninakang Posts: 2,056
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I didn't answer yes to any of them! Does this mean I'm common? I quite like that idea :D

    Nx

    PS - am tugging my forelock to the rest of you on here, didn't realise I was amongst the upper classes!
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Take the Pikey test, Nina.

    http://www.theginge.com/pikeytest.html
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • ninakangninakang Posts: 2,056
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Blimey Rehab, they broke the mold when they made you, didn't they? :D

    Nx
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 21. Jul 2010, 12:20
    How accurate is it, Rehab :?: Perhaps you are 37% Posh, and 63% Pikey :lol::lol:
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • ninakangninakang Posts: 2,056
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is me, apparently! And it's NOT true!


    You are definately entering the danger zone here. You have owned at sometime in your life a pet fish won from a funfair. You regularly buy Superdrug's own brand toiletries but ensure you carry them home in a Clinique carrier bag. You have a number of gold cards and run a respectable enough car, however, you would do well to remove the "Baby on board" sticker from the back. You enojy good food and wine courtesy of Delia Smith's home cookery course and have been to University.

    Nx
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I answered yes to 10 of Joan's questions and scored 67% on the posh test. B***er me - who'd a thunk it? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    OK, I'll let you carry my handbag then :lol:
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • ellsbellsellsbells Posts: 31
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ninakang wrote:
    Blimey Rehab, they broke the mold when they made you, didn't they? :D

    Nx
    One is only 70% must be because landy is covered in mud. :lol:
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I is a pikey :shock:

    I like being a pikey :D

    I is a wee bit posh too though :oops:
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Which bit's posh then? And how much is chav? Oh frog, you do make me laugh! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Which bit's posh then? And how much is chav? Oh frog, you do make me laugh! DD

    I don't think Fishfingers and chips is posh is it? :?

    Ok give me a sec....
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    4 10 and 21 posh

    Well 10 - my kids have a friend they call 'flick'... :roll:

    and 2,7.10.20 (yes I DO nick the shower gel - mind you I dfon't actually use it... :? ) 24 27 and 29 (haven't named my house after US yet but fully intend to do so upon retirement)
    32 35 2nd 39

    Think overall more pikey



    Hang on a mo...

    Is there a 'Wino' test???
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • annie_mialannie_mial Posts: 5,818
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It seems that I am thoroughly confused, according to Joan's list I am posh and I scored 40% on the other one............on the other hand according to the pikey test, there is no hope for me...............

    Annie
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I scored 4 on the first one. I I used to be posh when younger but have lightened up in my old age.



    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to be posh when younger but have lightened up in my old age.

    So you are an ex-Posh. Your poshness has ceased to be :D
    c1b3ebebbad638aa28ad5ab6d40cfe9c.gif
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Indeed Joan I fear she had desisted from poshness

    She is now devoid :shock:
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Right, I've done the pikey one and scored 2. I like the idea of a can of 'larger' tho (21). DD (who has yet to try tramp juice, must get around to that)
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    A matter of sadness to me is that I can no longer wear my navy blue Hunter wellies: my ankles don't allow me to get them on! I have had to resort to flowery ones (Cath Kidston looky-likies) from QD, pretty yes, but not the same. Forget high heels, I hanker after lovely pink Hunters, or the pale blue ones decorated with lavender. Never mind, there are more important things in life, apparently. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Our kitchen's too small for a table. But if we had one then, yes, probably would have a waxed cloth on it. Very practical! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    babycham wrote:
    I have green ones with rusty buckles and my wax jacket is sadly lacking in wax all in all a complete scruff Kath/kidstons are lovely but to nice to get muck on .Who has an oil cloth on their kitchen table? B?Cham

    I KNEW you WAS posh :shock:

    I knew it Cham :roll:
    Love

    Toni xxx
Sign In or Register to comment.