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From Informality to Over-Reaction, via Introductions, Jokes, Kissing, Loos, Members' Clubs and Ostentaion, our indispensable Guide to British Behaviour.
IN THIS SECTION
- First names are becoming de rigueur; even in professional situations.
- If you are the link between people who have never met it is up to you to make the introductions.
- There are many formal occasions in British life when 'correct form' is preferred.
- The British are addicted to jokes, seeing them as an effective emotional release.
- Social kissing is becoming increasingly popular in Britain, but it still a potential minefield.
- A guide to loo etiquette.
- How to conduct yourself as a member or a guest at members' clubs.
- Discussing money and openly comparing wealth are traditionally taboo areas in British society.
- Discretion about wealth and worldly successful is the order of the day.
- Common to all is the hair-raising chill and miasma of dread that heralds the over-familiar.
- We live in an age of burgeoning over-reaction and it's getting exhausting.