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Top 20 do’s and do not’s to be polite in Britain

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Common social etiquette rules

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Do shake hands Report Abuse
A common way of greeting someone especially on a first meeting
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Do stand in line Report Abuse
The British are famous for queuing
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Do cover your mouth if you yawn Report Abuse
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Do say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ Report Abuse
Common courtesy but you’ll notice people in Britain say ‘thank you’ a lot
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Do say ‘excuse me’ Report Abuse
Particularly if you would like someone to move out of your way
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Do pay as you go Report Abuse
Pay for drinks at a bar as you order them
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Do remove your hat indoors Report Abuse
A general rule for men only
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Do hold doors open for other people Report Abuse
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Don’t greet people with a kiss Report Abuse
This is reserved for relatives and close friends
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Do not stare at anyone in public Report Abuse
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Do not pick your nose in public Report Abuse
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Do not spit in the street Report Abuse
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Do not burp or pass wind in public Report Abuse
Not loudly anyway!
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Do not ask a lady her age Report Abuse
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Avoid gestures such as back slapping or hugging Report Abuse
This is reserved for close friends only
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Avoid talking loudly in public Report Abuse
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Do not ask personal questions such as, ‘how much do you earn?’ Report Abuse
Privacy is highly regarded in Britain
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Do not eat off your knife Report Abuse
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Do say ‘sorry’ Report Abuse
Particularly if you accidentally bump into someone, even if it’s not your fault!
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Do smile! Report Abuse
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