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.
THE NO-GO TERMS TATLER DEEMS ‘VERY UNCOOL’
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
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’
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
Vertiginous: extremely steep
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