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Acceptable Behaviours in England #6

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Manners are Important

DOs and DON'TS (Taboos) in England #B

Do Drive on the left side of the road - the same as in Japan
Find out more about driving here

Do open doors for other people
Men and women both hold open the door for each other. It depends on who goes through the door first.

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

Avoid talking loudly in public
It is impolite to stare at anyone in public.
 Privacy is highly regarded!

Do not ask a lady her age
It is considered impolite to ask a lady her age.

Do not pick your nose in public
We are disgusted by this. If your nostrils need de-bugging, use a tissue or handkerchief.

Avoid doing gestures such as backslapping and hugging
This is only done among close friends.

Do not spit
Spitting in the street is considered to be very bad mannered!

Do not burp in public
You may feel better by burping loudly after eating or drinking, but other people will not! If you can not stop a burp from bursting out, then cover your mouth with your hand and say 'excuse me' afterwards.

Do not pass wind in public
Now how can I say this politely? Let's say that you want to pass wind. What do you do? Go somewhere private and let it out. If you accidentally pass wind in company say 'pardon me'.

(Basically the best advice is say 'excuse me' for mouth burps and ignore bottom burps.)

Do not ask personal or intimate questions
We like our privacy. Please do not ask questions such as "How much money do you earn?", "How much do you weigh?" or "Why aren't you married?" ~ NO!

See you in the ‘morn ~

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