Now there's a put down! This said by a Cabinet Minister to a Duke. Both fictional and from the pen of Saki.
Far better than 'pleb' - a public school boy cliche.
Should I be doing something else? Of course, I've got an EMA to write on accessible e-learning for students with disabilities.
I'm rewarding myself with something else for an hour or two. Picking my way through 'Story Writing' by Edith R Mirrielees (1949) who while at Stanford taught creative writing to John Steinbeck in 1919.