What is U and non U?

 

 

The "U" stands for Upper Class.

It is sometimes said that aristocrats and working class people share a total disregard for what other people think about them, and that it's the aspiring middle classes who strive to use the right fork or say the right word.  Try this little test to see which category fits you best.

What do you say?

 

U

Non-U

Bike or Bicycle

Cycle

Dinner Jacket

Dress Suit

Knave

Jack (cards)

Vegetables

Greens

Ice

Ice Cream

Scent

Perfume

They've a very nice house.

They have (got) a lovely home.

Ill (in bed)

Sick (in bed)

I was sick on the boat.

I was ill on the boat.

Looking-glass

Mirror

Chimneypiece

Mantelpiece

Graveyard

Cemetery

Spectacles

Glasses

False Teeth

Dentures

Die

Pass on

Mad

Mental

Jam

Preserve

Napkin

Serviette

Sofa

Settee or Couch

Lavatory

Toilet

Rich

Wealthy

What?

Pardon?

Good health

Cheers

Lunch

Dinner (for midday meal)

Pudding

Sweet

Drawing-room

Lounge

Writing-paper

Note-paper

How d'you do?

Pleased to meet you

Wireless

Radio

(School)master, mistress

Teacher