The magazine has issued a "banned-word thesaurus".

London - When trying to make a good impression, we all know there are some obvious words to avoid, such as slang and bad language.

But according to Tatler, there are some more harmless words you should also banish from your lexicon.

"Hubby", "other half", "basically", "tasty" and "iconic" are among an extensive list of words you should not use under any circumstances says the society bible.

The magazine has issued a "banned-word thesaurus", including words such as "pooch" and "lifestyle".

And when discussing your partner, make sure you don’t describe them as your "other half" or label your husband your "hubby" – even if he is "seriously", meaning very, rich.


Achingly: meaning extremely

Back in the day: in the past

Aficionado: someone knowledgeable about a certain subject

Bang-on-trend: very ‘in’

Basically: used to indicate the statement will summarise the most important aspects

City boy: a man who works in the financial sector

Classy: referring to something stylish or sophisticated

Colourways: range of colours

Curl up: to sit with your back curved and legs to your chest

Do/shindig/soiree: party

Effortlessly: without exertion

Enjoy! to urge someone to take pleasure in something

Fashionista: follower of fashion

Game-changer: significantly changes the way something is done

Hubby: abbreviation of husband

Iconic/legendary: to describe something known by many

-ista: (except for ‘barista’)

Journey: unless on a bus etc

Lifestyle: how a person lives Literally: to emphasise something is true

Nibble: (nibble on is even worse)

Other half: for a partner

Panties: female underwear

Penned: wrote or composed

Pile: to refer to ‘home’

Pooch: dog

Properly: meaning exactly

Quaff: to drink heartily

Rocks: e.g. she ‘rocks a look’

Scintillating: clever or skilful

Seriously: as in seriously rich

Storied: celebrated in or associated with stories

Stunning: extremely attractive

Tasty: (unless used ironically)

Thin: having too little flesh

Tipple: an alcoholic drink

Tresses/locks: hairstyle

Twinkling eyes

Vertiginous: extremely steep

Wed, and finally... Yomp

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