The snob guide: It's no longer okay to be snooty about 'Love Island', screw top wine and Crocs

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Prosecco is out, according to Tatler. (Getty Images)
Prosecco is out, according to Tatler. (Getty Images)

Wearing crocs, referring to the loo as the 'toilet' and sipping a glass of screwtop wine may have previously earnt some judgment from the upper classes, but according to Tatler it is no longer acceptable to turn your nose up at all of the above. 

That's because the high society bible has updated its guide to snobbery, having taken a break during the pandemic when it was considered trivial to be snooty.

Now that things are getting back to normal, however, the publication has decided to give us all a lesson in propriety.

The list of 38 things you shouldn’t be snarly about shows just how relaxed the upper class has become, with some real surprises in what is deemed unacceptable to get your snob on about. 

According to the publication, while they've weathered their fair share this year, it's also no longer okay to speak negatively about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Artificial grass is still considered fair game to be snobby about. (Getty Images)
Artificial grass is still considered fair game to be snobby about. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile use of the word 'toilet' should not be looked down upon, which represents a big change for those who previously opted to refer to it as 'lavatory' or 'loo' instead.

The new rules also state that judging people on the COVID-19 vaccine they received is totally off limits, but talking about money, which is usually frowned upon, is now considered alright.

Despite previously turning their noses up about trends proving popular with the masses, Tatler has loosened the reins and are now way more accepting of Love Island, Pizza Express and screw top wines.

Turns out it is also totally acceptable for people to have dirty cars and wear Crocs, the footwear that is the ultimate divider of society. 

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However, not everything has changed. The magazine has still released a list of things you’re allowed to be snobby about which includes fizz fave Prosecco, indoor plants, self-help books and influencers. 

Tatler says the updated rules reflects a difference between being a snob and being intolerant.

With that in mind it makes sense that being environmentally minded is also deemed acceptable – “sustainability is now de rigueur”, so much so that not bringing your own bags to the supermarket is more likely to cause some unimpressed sniffing of fellow shoppers in the aisles. 

Purchasing supermarket flowers and not knowing how to drive are also no longer causes for you to face the judgment police, according to the publication. 

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It is no longer acceptable to be snobby about screw top wine. (Getty Images)
It is no longer acceptable to be snobby about screw top wine. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile open marriages and BYOB (bring your own booze) parties shouldn't raise eyebrows either.

On the other end of the judgy judgy scale, chipped nail polish, being asked to take off your shoes when entering someone’s home and displaying Christmas cards from the royals are all fair game in terms of snobbery.

It is also deemed fine to be snobbish about Mykonos, Negroni cocktails, fake grass and designer dog breeds such as cockapoos, as they are considered common or vulgar.

Dating on Tinder and Hinge and buying books on ­Amazon are also fair game in the snobbery stakes. 

Everything you cannot be snobby about according to Tatler:

1. Digital invitations, such as Paperless Post

2. Rescue dogs

3. Supermarket flowers

4. Football

5. Crocs

6. Screwtop wine

7. Not knowing how to drive

8. Draughty drawing rooms

9. Talking about money

10. “Toilet”

11. Women’s shoes

12. The food at Hurlingham

13. Harry and Meghan

14. Which COVID vaccine you got

15. Pillows

16. White wine/red wine with fish/meat

17. Parmesan on seafood pasta

18. Shop-bought baby food

19. Ridiculous dietary requirements

20. News subscriptions

21. Botox

22. Cappuccinos after midday

23. Doggy bags

24. Gogglebox

25. Love Island

26. Selling Sunset

27. Heiresses

28. NFTs

29. Badly behaved children

30. Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond

31. Astrology and manifesting

32. Small cars

33. Dirty cars

34. Open marriages

35. Outdoor heaters

36. Pizza Express

37. BYOB at parties

38. Not wearing make-up

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Are Crocs now cool? (Getty Images)
Are Crocs now cool? (Getty Images)

Here's what you're still allowed to be snobby about these things:

1. Weddings that feature hay bales, rented dresses or bare feet

2. Self-help books

3. Displaying Christmas cards from royals

4. Being asked to take off your shoes when entering someone’s house

5. Chipped nail polish

6. Men’s shoes – particularly brown ones

7. Men in necklaces/Birkenstocks/red trousers/gilets

8. Prosecco

9. People not bringing their own bags to the supermarket

10. Disposable masks at smart occasions

11. Indoor plants

12. Fake-flower decor

13. Gold leaf on food

14. Influencers

15. Filled lips

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