Emma Thompson teaches Mindy Kaling how to use posh British slang – watch!

If you have trouble understanding what the British upper class are on about, this is for you.

Following their previous guide to English slang featuring Henry Cavill (The Tudors) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Vanity Fair have a great explanation of posh British slang too.

English actress Emma Thompson – best known for her roles in Sense & Sensibility, Love Actually and Nanny McPhee – is on hand to give American comedian Mindy Kaling (The Office) a hilarious lesson.

From ‘yonks’ and ‘pip pip’ to ‘old bean’ and ‘poppycock’, it’s all covered here!

Watch the video:


Emma Thompson famously wrote and starred in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility movie, winning an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

This made her the only person to have received Oscars for both acting and writing!

Sense and Sensibility is available on DVD on Amazon.