Question of what is trashy and rich behaviour sparks a heated debate among Australians 

What is trashy if you’re poor, but classy if you’re rich? Tricky question exposes hilarious double standards in Australia

  • Australians are locked in a heated debate about what is considered rich and poor
  • Hundreds of people posted on Facebook, where they shared the indicators
  • The signs included backyard weddings, unusual kids’ names and going barefoot
  • Other things raised included living in a van, day drinking and getting nails done 

Australians are locked in a heated debate over what is considered trashy when you’re poor and classy when you’re rich.

Hundreds of people posted on Facebook, where they shared the indicators of being rich or poor, and the answers varied from backyard weddings to unusual children’s names and going barefoot.

‘What would you say is considered trashy if you’re poor or classy if you’re rich?’ one person started a thread online.

Australians are locked in a heated debate over what is trashy when you’re poor and classy when you’re rich, including getting your nails done (stock image)

Some highlighted backyard weddings as something that can go one of two ways, because they are either a 'bogan do' or in someone's property or estate (stock image)

Some highlighted backyard weddings as something that can go one of two ways, because they are either a ‘bogan do’ or in someone’s property or estate (stock image)

Many agreed that getting your nails done can either be a sign that someone is rich or poor, and that it depends on the type of manicure you ask for.

‘Eating out all the time because you can’t be bothered cooking is a sure-fire sign,’ one person posted.

People said living in a van or dressing like a ‘hobo’ can also go ‘one of two ways’.

‘Going barefoot is one of the things that is trashy if you’re poor and classy if you’re rich!’ one person posted.

‘The Hemsworths never have shoes on when they’re photographed around Byron!’

Others said it’s ‘always feral’ whether you’re rich or poor due to it meaning the person in question has dirty feet.

Another added: 'Day drinking and boozy brunches definitely fall into this bracket' (stock image)

Another added: ‘Day drinking and boozy brunches definitely fall into this bracket’ (stock image)

Some highlighted backyard weddings as both rich and trashy, because they are either a ‘bogan’ do or an elegant wedding in your own property or estate.

‘Impromptu speeches at someone else’s main event is one of those things,’ another person added. ‘I’d never thought about this before but it’s true.’

Another added: ‘Day drinking and boozy brunches definitely fall into this bracket’.

Others highlighted wearing tracksuits during the day as something that can either mean you're rich or trashy (stock image)

Others highlighted wearing tracksuits during the day as something that can either mean you’re rich or trashy (stock image)

What are other things that are considered trashy if you’re poor and classy if you’re rich?

* Sleeping in

* Being a stay-at-home mum

* Having the kids stay up late and ‘fend for themselves’ while the adults all party 

* Letting your dogs completely take over the house

* Wearing lots of clothes with designer labels

* Cruising

* Multiple credit cards

* Having a rescue dog

* Plastic surgery or enhancements

* Ostentatious jewellery

Source: Facebook 

Elsewhere, men and women highlighted accepting money from your parents as either rich or poor, wearing tracksuits during the day and having more than ‘two or three kids’.

‘Wearing your old school jumper for years past graduation is one of those things,’ one person posted.

‘Same with asking friends and family to “invest” in your startup.’

What do you think are the signs that show you’re trashy if you’re poor and classy if you’re rich? Email FemailAU@mailonline.com 

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