In this lesson, I will teach you the kind of posh English that was spoken back in the early 20th century, when the British Empire ruled over nearly a quarter of the world’s land area. “I say, old chap. Wouldn’t it be spiffing to learn some old-fashioned posh words and expressions?” The vocabulary and expressions in this lesson is not in general use anymore, but you still may hear some of the language if you watch period dramas and historic films set in that period of time. If you happen to like the British “stiff upper lip” stereotype from the glory days of the British Empire, then knowing more about the way the upper class Brits spoke during those times will be of interest to you.
Test your understanding with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/posh-english-old-fashioned-british-english-expressions