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Word or sayings you find posh or twee

24 replies

Lardlizard · 21/10/2020 23:56

Golly gosh 😂

OP posts:
Lardlizard · 21/10/2020 23:56

This will knock your socks off

OP posts:
Lardlizard · 21/10/2020 23:57

Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire

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ComtesseDeSpair · 22/10/2020 00:11

Twee: anyone describing themselves of somebody else as “poorly”. Particularly grown adults saying they have a “poorly tummy.”

katy1213 · 22/10/2020 00:19

Poorly is awful - but it's definitely not posh!
I knew someone once who used to say 'pretty please'. I'd have to restrain myself from very unpretty violence!

ViciousJackdaw · 22/10/2020 00:49

The word 'posh' itself (sorry OP!)

Enough4me · 22/10/2020 00:53

Awwwwfully...nice/kind/generous of you.
Mother /Father always says...
When I was a young lady...

LadyEloise · 22/10/2020 01:12


AestheticWitch · 22/10/2020 01:15

'Supper' for dinner


MiddleClassProblem · 22/10/2020 01:17

Mummy/daddy when an adult and not taking the piss

Clareflairmare · 22/10/2020 01:18

The pronouciation thee-ETT-a for theatre. I don’t know why but makes me very angry Confused

DramaAlpaca · 22/10/2020 01:22

I detest the word 'poorly'. I won't use it.

I don't like 'supper' either. As a northerner I think supper is a snack before bed, but my quite posh friends use it to mean their evening meal.

I do sometimes use most of the words in the OP, with the exception of 'super' and 'spiffing'. My DC say I sound like someone out of an Enid Blyton book Blush

MiddleClassProblem · 22/10/2020 01:24

Frightfully xyz

laramacleopardprint · 22/10/2020 02:13

Yes! Frightfully, jolly and marvellous, hate with a passion. I also can't stand poorly but say in my head with Northern accent for some reason. "Jolly marvellous game of croquet old chap. I say, 'tis getting frightfully chilly, fancy a spot of tea?"🤮

missmouse101 · 22/10/2020 02:29

Oh my days. Adults talking about 'sleeps' until some event. Grown ups, when used by adults.

Bl3ss3dm0m · 22/10/2020 02:37


Time40 · 22/10/2020 02:52

'Supper' for dinner


Sorry but ... it's just a totally normal usage.

ulanbatorismynextstop · 22/10/2020 03:05

Supper for dinner is not normal where I'm from, v weird / posh.

caughtalightsneeze · 22/10/2020 03:14

Supper for dinner isn't used where I'm from, but on the other hand it's very common here for adults to call their parents mummy and daddy. Often 'my wee mummy' or 'my wee daddy' when they're talking about them and have reached an age where it clearly feels a bit awkward! But it's definitely not posh round these parts. Grin

GeorgiaGirl52 · 22/10/2020 03:19

Where I am from "supper" is the evening meal if it is smaller than the midday meal.
"Dinner" is the evening meal if it is the largest meal of the day.
We had soup and salad for lunch and then a big barbeque for dinner.
We had a roast beef and potatoes for Sunday dinner and then just ate roast beef sandwiches for supper.

OzziePopPop · 22/10/2020 03:44

A very posh bf called the country Kenya keen-yah. Ick. He also did the supper for dinner thing.

lobsteroll · 22/10/2020 09:40

@OzziePopPop Keenya 🤣🤣 makes me think of The Crown.

I don't mind at all if posh people say posh words, it's quite endearing when it comes naturally. It's when people put it on and say things on purpose, it's so contrived and uncomfortable 🤮

Thisischocolate · 22/10/2020 10:35

Poorly - sounds pathetic and twee

Supper - so old-fashioned

Hesnotlocal · 22/10/2020 10:46

An adult referring to another adult as her 'bestie'/BFF

MikeUniformMike · 22/10/2020 10:52

Came on to see how quickly supper got a mention. I'm not posh, and supper is a light evening meal, it is not a snack before bed.

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