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has been busy on Dave Benson-Phillips' Wikipedia entry
but 50 years ago it was generally a sign of being connected with someone monied at some point.
Mine's there because an ancestor four or five generations back wished to marry some posh totty so he hyphenated his middle and last name. Worked too, though the family clearly dragged her down to our level rather than managing to elevate our lowly station, given where we are now. :D
John-Paul in Glasgow normally means a little bit of Irish (and obviously, being Glasgow, Celtic) blood in you. I am yet to know a John-Paul that has not tried to;
Beat me up,
OR; All of the above in no certain order.
"John-Paul in Glasgow" should read "The name John Paul in Glasgow...". I don't mean an actual John-Paul actually in Glasgow, actually.
Our city is lovely, do come and visit
and he's really posh.
Oh, us and our class-based stereotypes
a whole module on Uni on regional accents and prejudice. Twas interesting
McNelty-Snell or some arrangement like that.
'Cumberpatch' or 'Sidebottom' are posh names.
it presumably is correlational, given the traditional links to the aristocracy of double-barreled names. So the stereotype is rooted in fact (not the same thing as saying it is accurate across all cases obviously).
Not misguided. People wouldn't think it if it weren't a little true. Which it is. A little.
my friend has a double barreled name and is posh and has just been bought a 15 grand horse which she stables at Cambridge uni. My cousin would like to be posh and after going to a good boarding school has been badgering her parents to make their name double-barrelled.
Didn't you read that post? She has a fucking HORSE.