You may dress the part and have the accent to match but the vocabulary you use also speaks buckets about your social standing.

Take a look at the following words and see whether you could consider yourself posh-

Bins (binoculars) – ‘Pass me those bins so I can have a good look at that Hooded Warbler.’

Marvellous – ‘She has a marvellous chin’

Mum and dad- The upper class refer to their parents as ‘mummy and daddy’, which Prince Charles proved when he dubbed the Queen ‘mummy’ in a speech in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.

Toilet: Apparently, this term is detested because of its French origins! The upper-classes say ‘loo’ or ‘lavatory’ instead.

Jolly – ‘Jolly good’, ‘Jolly bad’, ‘You’re jolly well going to like this sentence!’

Rather – ‘Do I think the Marquess of Douro is handsome? Rather.’

Beastly – ‘Darling, please stop being beastly to your sister.’

Terribly – ‘I’m afraid I divorced him because he turned out to be terribly dull.’

Bate (mood) – ‘There’s no need to fly into a bate just because I confiscated your horse.’

Yonks (ages) – ‘It’s been yonks since I wore my tiara.’

Tight (drunk) – ‘I’ve been drinking since lunchtime and I’m afraid I’m now rather tight.’

Blotto (really drunk) – ‘Can’t talk. Need bed. Absolutely blotto.’

Seedy (ill) – ‘I’ve been feeling seedy all morning.’

Gigs (glasses) – ‘Has anyone seen my gigs? I’m squinting at the Times crossword without them.’

Bind (problematic situation) – ‘I know it’s a bind, but you may have to sell one of your castles.’