But their idyll is shattered with the arrival of Kath's daughter Kim - a hornbag
size ten trapped in a size 16 body who - 'like Rachel Hunter and Melanie Griffith' before her - has stomped out of her marriage and out of the marital unit she shared with husband Brett.
Among the darker ones are chavette, (a female chav), ned and nedette (young working class people in sports clothes), hornbag
(a promiscuous woman), bump uglies or hit skins (to have sex) and slashfest (violent computer game using knives).
Kim Craig (nee Day) is a 'hornbag
' who turned her back on her husband Brett after two months of marriage, storming back into her mother's life last week.
It includes up-to-the-minute acronyms - 'Rotfl' is text messaging speak for rolling on the floor laughing - and hip colloquialisms - have you heard about the 'hornbag
' who was a bit of a 'plank' who campaigned against 'handism'?
Jane has been known to walk around in an apron which says 'I'm not a housewife, I'm a hornbag' and her daughter has some of the T-shirts which she insists on wearing.
Kim Craig - Like Melanie Griffith and Rachel Hunter before her, Kim, a hornbag, has left her husband.
As the UK gets to see comedy Kath & Kim, Claire Hill spoke to the two 'hornbags' behind the show