Saturday, May 06, 2006

Being economical with the truth!

This is Money: Home fibs of the postcode snobs

If you have ever told a lie when asked where you live, you are not alone. Three out of five Britons will lie about where they live, choosing a more upmarket location nearby.

Posted by Buffer Bear @ 02:53 PM (630 views)
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2. Not So Fast Sherlock said...

If it's any consolation I don't think its an enitrely British disease!
Estate agents in Manhattan started to use the name 'Chelsea' for an area that had been called 'Clinton' because it had a more fashionable ring to it. (This was back in the early part of the last century). And of course it stuck! Similarly with SoHo after London's Soho.

Which then begat Tribeca, NoHo et al

Saturday, May 6, 2006 05:59PM Report Comment
 

3. Magnifico said...

It's all part of this deplorable effort to be seen as richer, wealthier and more sophisticated than we really are. It's the sign of a morally bankrupt society, in which values are measured in assets.
If you feel you can't quite make the grade, why then just borrow more and fit in!

Saturday, May 6, 2006 06:25PM Report Comment
 

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