: Debrett's Guide to British Behavior

06-26-2012, 03:19 AM
Debrett's have a useful online guide to British behaviour and etiquette.

Worth a read, even if you've traveled to Britain before.

For example here is the section on Tipping:


In the UK, tipping in restaurants is usually 'discretionary', but it is more discretionary in some places than others. Check your bill. 'Service not included' means just that, and it is usual to offer 10 per cent.

In pubs, don't tip

I'd like to add that many pubs have a charity collection box at the end of the bar -- by all means put some change in.

This is an absolute must read:


Understatement is a key part of the culture and language. For example, "a spot of bother" translates to "Massive Disaster" in American.

X3 Skier
06-26-2012, 09:49 AM
I always liked "On yer bike" for "Get the h*** out of here". :rofl: