"Darren, your banter is appaling"
"When Chris drops his banter, the women turn to shit"
Good banter: "what do you do for a living? I work on big brother, want to go to the wrap party?"
Bad banter: "do you have a boyfriend?"
Also known as "the wit of chavs".
Mrs. Pants: "Strange smell."
Blackadder: "Yes, that's the servant - he'll be gone."
Mr. Pants: "You're really worked out your banter, haven't you?"
Blackadder: "No, not really. This is a different thing, it's spontaneous and it's called wit."
Proactively: "Let's go out tonight, sink a few pints and have a bit o' banter!" (note the elevated excitement in the proactive usage, indicated by the exclamation mark)