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After hundreds of years of war with the French in the past we can both now relax as allies. The Royal Family
decree it is our duty as Britons to make the effort to understand their ways and customs, no matter how strange
they may seem to us. This is PT 2 of 136 Publications informing the public on the ways of our exotic allies.
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The British tend to Shake hands as 3 greeting in The French too shake hands when greeting people
business and formal meetings. maybe if they are especially in business but not as firmly as the brits.
meeting someone for the first time.
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Between friends and family an informal greeting The classic French greeting of kissing* each side of
can vary from a hug to just a simple ‘Hi’. the cheek, is reserved for people that know each
other well usually, like a hug between friends.
Scottish greetings are much the same as England.
However a Glaswegian kiss is not what the name Unless a French person kisses you do not do it to
suggests. them! A french person can become very dangerous
‘Not to be confused with French Kissing - Reserve this only for one you might
know intimately such as your wife. or whilst in France. one who is not your wife.
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umbi. eiia_ This is due to the Englishmans native fem. of shirt. Despite being a fashion mecca, traditional dress in France
“the weather turning”. Bowler hats and Smart Collars with IS mamly casual. Note the casual Neckerchief, ﬂoppy beret and
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The British consume 15,837,785 ,877 pints (90 million The French are noted for their fantastic vineyards and a
hectoliters a year) at their locals and 4, 569,400,000 Litres particular love of good wine. 50 - 60 million hectolitres (or
of beer are produced in the UK each year 8 billion bottles) are produced every year
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According to the World Health Considering their superior taste in
Organisation 28% of Britons were drink and variety of wines,
classed as having had an episode of unsurprisingly, 29.4% of the French
heavy drinking in the previous month. have had an episode of heavy
drinking in the previous month.
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Both etiquette and ticket come from the same source, old
French estiquet "note, label, sticker", and later, simply
etiquet. This word referred to small notes attached to
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English borrowed this word in the 16th century as tiket
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as a ticket of admission, i. e. a certification of payment. . .
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"registration book", a book which officially certified
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prescribed routine of the courtroom. From there it / I
expanded to prescriptive routines in general.
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