A digest of news, features and coverage concerning Debrett's in May 2012. Click on the links to take you directly to the article
Etiquette of the Loyal Toast
Will Self on why he has never risen to drink to the health of the Queen or any other head of state.
David Cameron celebrated Chelsea's penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich with arms aloft and clenched fists. Is this a sports fan etiquette breach?
A Nation of Liars
Nearly three-quarters of the British public admit to lying about books we've read in an attempt to avoid looking stupid. We say: 'We can't help but care about how we're perceived by others - it's an intrinsic part of our DNA'
We all lie about reading books we haven't actually read - Pride and Prejudice is the book that has the most false claims.
Lying to Impress
It seems like we're all prepared to liw if we think it will make us look more intelligent or cultured.