R to S
From Refusing to Sunbathing, via Reticence, Royalty, Self-Deprecation, Sportsmanship, and the Stiff Upper Lip, our indispensable Guide to British Behaviour.
In this Section
- Refusing graciously, without causing offence, is a vital social skill.
- The British are trained from an early age to be self-contained and reserved.
- Reticence is still an undeniable British quality.
- Adhering to the traditional forms of address when encountering royalty will prevent anxiety.
- Reply to invitation promptly and use the correct medium.
- The lingering vestiges of the historical Season can still be seen in certain social conventions.
- Self-deprecation is a trait that permeates British culture.