I realised today that I often write about how words can become used regularly by being associated with a certain sense of prestige, and that I’m quite likely to use the word posh in this regard. I then became curious to research the origins of the word: partly because it’s an interesting word, loaded with meaning, and one that doesn’t quite  sound like an English word.

My other reason is because I’m already aware of one story about its origin which sounds too good to be true, and I wanted to see if that really is the case. Continue reading