By | Hannah Lazatin | www.femalenetwork.com
You’d think the question of class would boil down to one’s socio-economic standing and be measured by one’s bank account, but Britons say otherwise, and we have to agree. If you want to exude an air of sophistication, a good reference is this checklist below, which is the result of a British survey commissioned by European fashion brand Peter Hahn in 2016. The study reveals that over 2,000 Britons believe that class depends on your overall knowledge and practice of manners and has little to do with wealth.
It seems that basic etiquette instilled in children serves a purpose, as saying “please” and “thank you” is the study’s top indicator of class. Avoiding emotional Facebook and Twitter rants and evading conversations about money also make the top 50 signs at number 11 and 21, respectively.
Top 50 Signs of Class
1. Say “please” and “thank you”
2. Is well-read
3. Has good table manners
4. Doesn’t swear
5. Knows what cutlery to use
6. Is discreet
7. Doesn’t start eating a meal until everyone else at the table has their food
8. Holds doors open
9. Never drinks directly from the bottle