The writing of this is co-credited to Johanna Bennett, Alex Turner's ex-girlfriend. The song's roots lie in a Mediterranean holiday Turner and Bennett took during which they were reminiscing about characters they knew at school. He recalls in The Times
magazine July 28, 2007: "It started off as a joke. Then it were like, 'Here's another verse." We were having a laugh. Some of the lines were hers. I couldn't have not credited her. It's just right, really."
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England