Posh Phrases and Vocabulary

Talking English with a posh accent isn’t just about the sounds you use, it’s also about the vocabulary you use. Here are some words you can use in your speech to give the impression of posh English. The words themselves don’t carry a lot of meaning as they are often used as conversational fillers.

Ya or yah – the posh accent way of saying yes
yah no yah – a posh thing to say when you are hesitant or not sure of something
right – to show agreement
lovely /la:vli/ – saying lovely with a long a /a:/
jolly well – this means okay or great (old fashioned)
anyhow – posh people say ‘anyhow’ instead of ‘anyway’
indeed – a posh way to show agreement or to say yes
gosh or oh gosh – to show surprise