Snobbism is BACK – but with new post-Covid rules: Society bible Tatler reveals definitive guide that says it’s acceptable to be cocky about influencers, but you can’t look through your nose at Love Island or football
- Tatler has revealed a list of the things you can and cannot be snobbish about right now
- Supermarket flowers and not knowing how to drive can no longer be judged
- The society bible says open weddings and BYOB parties shouldn’t raise eyebrows
Buying flowers in the supermarket and not knowing how to drive are no longer reasons to be silently judged, according to Tatler magazine.
The British society bible has unveiled a list of the things you can and cannot be snobbish about right now after the coronavirus pandemic.
It explained that conceit, made trivial and inappropriate by the Covid-19 crisis, is now back, but with news rules – such as no longer looking down on people who enjoy simple pleasures, such as football.
“New snobbery” means being “ruthlessly snobbish about someone else’s misguided snobbery,” cocky about overfull lips and judgmental about men’s shoes and accessories.
Tatler suggests gossip made a full comeback after the photos of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie in the Downing Street garden after their wedding ceremony (pictured)
Things you can be snobbish about right now, according to Tatler, include influencers (pictured left is Molly-Mae Hague) and men wearing necklaces (pictured right is Shawn Mendes)
Things you can be snobbish about right now
- Weddings with hay bales, rented dresses or bare feet
- Self-help books
- Showing Christmas cards from royals
- Being asked to take off your shoes when entering someone’s house
- Broken nail polish
- Men’s shoes – especially brown ones
- Men with chains/Birkenstocks/red trousers/gilets
- People who don’t take their own bags to the supermarket
- Disposable masks on smart occasions
- fake flower decor
- Gold leaf on food
- filled lips
Things you can’t be snobbish about right now
- Digital invitations like Paperless Post
- rescue dogs
- Supermarket flowers
- american football
- Not knowing how to drive
- Talking about money
- Which Covid vaccine do you have?
- Love Island
- Astrology and manifesting
- Open Marriages
- BYOB at parties
Tatler suggests that gossip returned in full force after the photos of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie in the Downing Street garden after their wedding ceremony.
High society was apparently horrified to see the mother-of-ones parading barefoot near bales of hay, wearing a floral crown.
But to be the ‘right snob’, shoppers who bring their own bags to the supermarket, vocal vegans and owners of reusable cups are now escaping criticism – with sustainability being trendy.
It explained that conceit, made trivial and inappropriate by the Covid-19 crisis, is now back, but with news rules – such as no longer looking down on people who enjoy simple pleasures, such as Love Island (pictured is the host of the ITV show Laura Whitmore)
“New snobbery” means being “relentlessly snobbish about someone else’s misguided snobbery” – but now about which vaccine you had. Pictured, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 52, went viral after carrying his chest while receiving the second dose of the vaccine at Attikon Hospital in Athens)
The society bible says open weddings and BYOB (bring your own booze) parties shouldn’t frown either, but fake flower decor, prosecco, and self-help books are still the trop.
And while the much-derided Crocs are now considered acceptable, wearing disposable masks on smart occasions is unimaginable.
Chipped nail polish, being asked to take off your shoes when entering someone’s house, and being shown Christmas cards from the royals can all be judged, while talking about money and saying ‘toilet’ should no longer lead to snobbery.
England supporters during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on 11 July 2021