ONCE upon a time any self-respecting teenager who called themselves a "ned" had to hail from a working-class background and drink Buckfast for breakfast.
ONCE upon a time any self-respecting teenager who called themselves a \"ned\" had to hail from a working-class background and drink Buckfast for breakfast.
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But a new study has revealed that many middle-class teenagers now identify themselves as "neds".
Far from being derogatory, the term can be viewed as a badge of pride, the report suggested.
Researchers at Glasgow University interviewed more than 3000 15-year-olds from in and around the city, and found the link between so-called ned behaviour and a deprived upbringing was "surprisingly low".
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