23 de agosto de 2011

ENGLISH CUSTOMS: Do's and Don't Do's

In England...

    Stand in line: In England we like to form orderly queues (standing in line) and wait patiently for our turn e.g. boarding a bus. It is usual to queue when required, and expected that you will take your correct turn and not push in front

    Say "Excuse Me": If someone is blocking your way and you would like them to move say excuse me and they will move out of your way. 

    Man Digging Deep Into His Pocket for Money clipart 

    Pay as you Go: Pay for drinks as you order them in pubs and other types of bars.


    Say "Please" and "Thank-you": It is very good manners to say "please" and "thank-you". It is considered rude if you don't .



    Say sorry: If you accidentally bump into someone, say 'sorry'. They probably will too, even if it was your fault! This is a habit and can be seen as very amusing by an 'outsider'.


    Cover your Mouth: When yawning or coughing always cover your mouth with your hand.


    Shake Hands: When you are first introduced to someone, shake their right hand with your own right hand. 


    Smile: A smiling face is a welcoming face. 

     In England...

    Do not greet people with a kiss: We only kiss people who are close friends and relatives. 

    Do not stare at anyone in public. Privacy is highly regarded. 


    Do not pick your nose use a handkerchief.



    Do not do gestures such as backslapping and hugging. This is only done among close friends.


     Do not eat off a knife when having a meal.


    In England...

    It is OK to blow your nose in to a tissue in public. 

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