In one of P. G. Wodehouse’s stories about the wealthy Bertie Wooster and his personal manservant Jeeves, Bertie’s aristocratic Uncle George (Lord Yaxley) intends to propose to Rhoda Platt, until he discovers that her aunt, Maud Wilberforce, is the barmaid he loved and lost, and proposes to her instead. Discussing both women in the course of the story, Bertie and Jeeves have the following exchanges:

“I gather that this Miss Platt is not of the noblesse.” “No, sir. She is a waitress at his lordship’s club.” “My God! The proletariat!” “The lower middle classes, sir.” “Well, yes, by stretching it a bit, perhaps. Still, you know what I mean.” “Yes, sir.”