The signs that apparently show you are ‘upper class’ in 2019…

Tatler has released a list comprised of things that apparently will mean you are ‘upper class’ in 2019.

The magazine, known for its first-class approach to the world, has written a feature declaring you are defined as ‘upper class’ in 2019 if you have certain characteristics.

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To define what makes you ‘U’ (‘upper class) or ‘non-U’ (non upper class), Tatler have looked at a range of factors, which they summarise here:

“Being U has evolved to mean other things. It is about taste, and style, and culture. About being aware of the myriad nuances detectable in how people speak and interact and behave.”

So what do you have to be to be considered ‘U’ in the modern world? Apparently, it’s the following:

  • Eating bread
  • Having a job
  • Drinking at lunch
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Champagne
  • Loving your parents
  • Buying newspapers
  • Eating sweets
  • Politeness
  • Xanax
  • Taking a centrist view
  • EasyJet
  • The North
  • Athens
  • Having a driver
  • Turning at a dinner party
  • Being faithful
  • Living in central London
  • Audiobooks
  • Having a much older best friend
  • Reading books
  • Gout
  • Astrology
  • SodaStreams
  • Yorkshire Tea
  • Fried eggs
  • Sweden
  • Knowing about plants
  • Nicknames
  • Perudo
  • Asking questions during a conversation
  • Saying no

On the flip side, the following would define you as ‘non-U’ (shock, horror):

  • Dietary requirements
  • The word ‘posh’
  • Public displays of abstinence
  • Mouthwash
  • Most white wine
  • Being friends with your parents
  • Facebook
  • Elaborate gin and tonics
  • Talking about yourself
  • Tissues
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • British Airways
  • The South-East
  • France (except Paris)
  • Wearing make-up outside London
  • Dips
  • Trophy spouses
  • Windsor
  • Tinder
  • Social climbing
  • iPads
  • Cryogenic freezing
  • Supplements
  • Soho Farmhouse
  • Air freshener
  • Cortados
  • Fruit in plastic
  • Knowing about yachts
  • Three-day weddings in Burma
  • Athleisure wear
  • Wet wipes
  • Saying, ‘I’m all right thanks’ when offered a drink

All we can say that if being ‘U’ mean avoiding Aesop mouthwash, delicious flavoured Gin-based drinks and dips such as homous, we’re officially out.

How ‘upper class’ are you?