-Hi, I’m Joel.-And I’m leaya
And today we’re talking about British manners and etiquette.
-So welcome back to another episode in our series of how to be British
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today we’re talking about British manners and etiquette.
Most of this is just going to be stuff like that we’ve observed
that we think it is important to share…
-and things that we hold dear as well, like, starting off
I can’t stand it when people don’t queue,
and it’s obviously
foreigners which is fine because they don’t know the rules.
But British people all know you queue
and I know that’s my problem.
-That is, that is problem.
-That British people queue too much.
-But we love queue
It’s so important stand and wait your turn in a queue.
If you don’t, everyone will hate you.
But no one will do anything.
-Everyone will silently,
you’ll just feel everyone looking at you
让你感觉如芒在背 就好像在说 我讨厌你
at the back of your head just like “I hate you”.
Although some people, some bullshit people will speak up and say something
“Oh, there’s a line here!”
-Year, just like that.
It’s usually people that accent that say it.
They’ll pop up and everyone’s grateful for them.
-Year, not every culture has queuing.
I know in America they don’t really queue
as much firstly they say’line’, they don’t say’queue’.
but secondly, they just kind of all gather
in a big strong around wherever they’re going and they just remember where they are
-That must be infuriating.
it just takes pressure off if you just know you stand in line
and in your line okay I know where I am I know that I just look at the person in front of me
-Year, oh I can’t think anything worse than being in a clump.
比如 “我先来的” “不 是我先”
I mean,”We got here first”.”No, we did.”
“no we were here before you”, “Oh no, you were here before them”
Another thing ought to mention with British manners and etiquette
is just the simplicity of saying “please” and”thank you”.
So if you’re going to come to the UK,
or you know, if you’re trying to just be more British
one of the things you should always do is say “please”.
-constantly, we’ve encountered when we’ve done like promo work,
the people that aren’t from the UK are more likely to be like
“Give me, give me that clap”
and not even kind of have that just like “give me that…that” or like being quite rude
But all it is inserting an extra word,”please”.
I please my…yeah
But it’s kind of stupid that we have that it’s like
Why do we have to like tiptoe around you, we like “please, could we group”
But we just love a’please’.
-Love a’please’ and love a’thank you’.
-Yes, so if in doubt, just say”please” and “thank you” all the time.
-All the time
-You can’t say it too many times.
-Year, and “sorry” is a good one as well
-“sorry”, Even when you’re not sorry just say “sorry”.
-If someone walks into you, say sorry.-Year.
Someone stands on your foot.”Yeah, sorry.”
If someone mugs you and takes your phone, say “sorry”.
If someone starts beating you up on the street, just keep saying “sorry”.
-Just say “sorry” over and over again.
“I’m sorry”, and maybe the occasional “thank you”.
They stop, they stop beating you up for a bit you’re like”thanks, thanks”.
Saying “thank you”. Sending a thank-you card as well.
-Year, people do that all the time.
I was always brought up like I think most people were I feel right
我们会发卡 比如生日之后 给大家发卡致谢
Send a thank you card. After birthdays, like, you send everyone a thank-you card. Say”thank you”
after Christmas send everyone a thank-you card saying “Thank you for that lovely present”
Even if you hated it.
– 就是这样- 对
-That’s the point.-Year.
-we are so in sync.
– 有默契- 有默契
We are so in sync.-We are so in sync.
– 对- 有默契
Very great, weren’t it?
So one that’s very London-based is just all tourists
if you ever come to the UK
all people around the UK that are coming to London.
Do not get on the tube until the people have come off of the tube
天呐 太烦人了 他们甚至会广播通知这个
Oh my God. It’s so annoying. They even announce it.
They say”Please let people off the tube before you get on”.
And like the doors open and everyone’s there, and you’re like
仿佛要把你挤扁 你大喊 走开
They’re all streaming on you like”get away”
You’re supposed to wait until everyone’s got off before you try to get on.
and it’s always people that aren’t from the UK
that just like push their way on and you’re like”You have to wait.”
– 这些人真傻- 我特别讨厌他们
-Silly person.-I hate it so much.
That’s a really good one to mention.
We’re just trying to change the world one viewer at time.
One viewer at time.
If we’ve even taught one of you
to come on holiday to London
and not get on the tube until someone’s got off.
Then we’ve done our job.
So if you’re out having a group meal in England.
It’s normal for you to wait
until everybody’s food arrives until you start eating.
I’m sure that’s probably very similar everywhere else.
-Definitely, and another one dissimilar that I noticed
when I went to America that the waitresses come and take away empty plates
before everyone’s finished eating.
If there’s empty plates they’ll take them away.
In the UK,
that scene is rude like you shouldn’t clear the table
until everyone finish eating
and then you take the plates away.
– 嗯 就是这样- 我很讨厌这样
Um, so it’s that they’re like.-I hate it so much.
If me and you were eating,
and you finish first and your plate is taken
and I’m left there with my plate
I, I don’t tip.
They are not getting a tip.
Because I usual made me feel like he’s waiting for me,
like I’m too slow…
and like it’s just and all the focus
is now on my plate looking at what I’ve got left.
you’re trying to enjoy your meal,
someone is reaching at you to take empty plates and stuff
you’re like: I’m just trying to have a quiet, nice meal,
结果一来 撤了我的盘子 让我在那尴尬
and you’re trying to clear off the table. like leave me alone
It’s so horrible.
So guys that’s just a few things
that we’ve noticed and we wanted to share.
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to let us know whether these things
are the same in your country
or what something is the good manners in your country
Lovely, don’t eat with your mouth open
要讲礼貌 “请”和“谢谢” 再见
Be polite, “Please” and”thank you”. Bye.
“Please” and”thank you”, so cheap
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