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Is it good etiquette to use your mobile phone on public transport?

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John McKie
Author of several books on etiquette, including Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Art...  · 23 ноября 2016
Well, it would be wonderful to say that "yes, it is completely unacceptable" – but that’s unrealistic. I think we’ve bowed to the inevitable and these days people will use their phones on public transport. However, there’s the polite way to do so. The essence of good manners is to make... Читать далее
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Is it weird to send a Facebook friend request to someone I barely know?

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Тоня Самсонова
Social media expert, entrepreneur and author of #winning at social media...  · 21 декабря 2016
Yes. It’s very weird! There’s an unwritten etiquette for different social platforms regarding what it's acceptable to do. With Twitter, you can feel free to follow someone that you don’t know. In fact, it’s the best way to reach someone, and they’re writing content that they know full... Читать далее
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Tea: milk in first or second?

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Joanna Witt
Etiquette coach, author and broadcaster. @williamhanson  · 9 декабря 2016
I often get asked this question and the answer is you should put the milk in second.  Of course if you’re a real tea connoisseur then you shouldn’t add any milk at all. The Indians and Chinese are mortified that we insist on adding milk to our tea. There are both practical and etiquette... Читать далее
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How can I tell what social class I am?

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Joanna Witt
Etiquette coach, author and broadcaster. @williamhanson  · 1 декабря 2016
This is a good question and one that probably requires an entire thesis to answer, but I would say that in the modern world class is all about behaviour, mannerisms and state of mind. Of course your upbringing is also important. The class you’re born into is what I call your starting... Читать далее
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What is 'common' in etiquette terms?

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Joanna Witt
Author of several books on etiquette, including Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Art...  · 30 ноября 2016
I think the whole concept of something being referred to as common is terribly old fashioned. It’s a class-riddled term and a way the upper classes used to maintain that they were superior.  There used to be lots of particular words were regarded as common; for example the upper classes... Читать далее
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When is the earliest acceptable time for me to start drinking?

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Jim Butler
Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health Studies, University of Greenwich...  · 16 декабря 2016
When it suits you.  However, being serious, I would probably say it’s not a good idea to start drinking anytime before 7pm. I would tend to avoid drinking during the day, let’s put it that way. I guess it really depends on what else is happening around you. The idea of a lunchtime pint... Читать далее
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What things should you never say to/ask a woman, and why?

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Masha Budrytė
MSc Data and Society Alumna from The London School of Economics and Political...  · 10 марта 2017
Some quick blurbs from my experience: 1. Do not comment on her food/drink's calories: It's plain rude to discuss how many calories are present within a womxn's meal. Also, it is deeply linked to sexism and body shaming, which shouldn't have a place when conversing with someone. 2. Don't... Читать далее
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What things should you never say to/ask a person of colour, and why?

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Masha Budrytė
Student at Kings College London  · 16 марта 2017
This in my opinion is how a White thinks sees another civilised being whom he apparently calls a Black: 1. Watcha doing in my country Nigga ( slang ) .  2. You can buy your food with me but not eat with me. 3. You get what I chose to not take. 4. You are an equal for me but I don't want... Читать далее
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What’s the proper etiquette for online dating?

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Joanna Witt
Dating consultant, founder and CEO of the UK Dating Awards. @thedatingawards...  · 7 декабря 2016
It’s safe to say there isn’t a whole lot of etiquette in online dating, but we do expect people to behave online as they would in real life. The reason they don’t is because online dating is essentially a numbers game, and we tend to be talking to several people at the same time. Online... Читать далее
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Which single change in manners would most improve the modern world?

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Joanna Witt
Author of several books on etiquette, including Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Art...  · 12 декабря 2016
Let’s begin by making a general point that the essence of good manners is to consider other people and not to make them feel uncomfortable.  As such, there are many considerate little things that we can do every day, such as holding the door open for someone else, never mind their age... Читать далее
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