1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I’m not really posh. I just like nice clothes and nice restaurants and that’s how I got called posh.”
- Pop singer Victoria Beckham on how she got her nickname. (Comic Relief)
1. Definition - Study the definition.
fancy, expensive, luxurious
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Do you have a nickname? How’d you get it? When the Spice Girls were first starting out, the media decided to call Victoria Adams (who has since married into the name Beckham) Posh because she seemed to like nice things.
Something posh is very expensive and usually unnecessary. Picture kings and queens. They are among the most posh with big, soft clothes and gold furniture.
But even things that are free can be posh. There’s a posh British accent that sounds particularly educated and rich.
In an interview, Beckham said she wasn’t posh, she just liked to eat nice places and wear nice things. Hmm, that sounds pretty posh, actually. What do you think?
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“We’d never get along. She’s much too posh for a guy like me.”
“Don’t you think your clothes are rather posh for a dirty place like this?”