During a conversation last week I mentioned that I knew someone who was "very middle-class". The person I was talking to laughed and said that I shouldn't talk as though they were different to me. I was met with further laughs when I said I considered myself working-class. I have always seen myself as working-class given my position in society and the minimal earning myself and other members of my family receive. Sure I'm well educated (mainly due to my parents not my schooling), but I went to ordinary public schools & live in a crappy town in greater London which contains mostly chavs and the surrounding places are hardly any better. I always viewed middle-class people as the big-business types who hold top company positions and earn Â£40,000+ salaries. They have nice detached houses and usually own two or more cars. Often private school educated. Often pay more for higher-class travel. I certainly don't fit that picture at all. I don't see why I would be seen to fit into that class either. Upper class people are not really relevant as they are just relics of a bygone time when titled people ruled the land. Now most of them have figurehead titles and lounge around on big estates (if they haven't sold off their big country houses to pay off debts). I would like to know where the rest of you see yourselves in the social order. Do you have different views on what someone of lower or higher-class is?