Greetings, people of the forums! I recently got a kind denizen of the internet to look through my work, give me his opinion and point out what he thinks is in need of improvement. One of those things was the "voices" of certain characters. Specifically, their vernacular. This is what he said: "There are certain words in the English vernacular that speak of a character's upbringing. A blue- or white-collar will say "sure," a black-tie will say "certain." A blue-collar will say "talked," a white-collar or black-tie will say "spoke." Little differences in what's said speaks volumes about where a person it from, how they were brought up, even what their opinion is on matters at hand. You have to be very careful with dialogue when you have stratified castes in a story, lest you accidentally cross those caste lines." My question is: do you have any suggestion as to how I might easily research this? I know the obvious answer is to pick up a book with such characters, or watch a TV-series, or some-such. However, I'm a lazy person, so, if there are any short-cuts, I would like to be aware of them. If there aren't, do you have any specific material you could recommend? P. S. - The characters in question are about as upper-class as it gets.