Étiquette

Nine Ways to Exude Great Etiquette With Mums-to-Be, Including Catherine Middleton!

Lorna Balfour | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Balfour

There is a risk the lady isn't pregnant at all and you offend, or if she is pregnant, it will make her feel very self-conscious about her changing body shape. If she is pregnant, let her tell you when she feels comfortable. Most couples don't share their good news until they have their first scan around week twelve.

Bridal Brats: Should You Invite Children to Your Wedding?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

As we come to the tail end of the summer wedding season, some of you may be in the process of arranging your own wedding for next year. As well as the gown, the cake, the venue, and a hundred other decisions, you may be contemplating whether to invite children to your wedding.

PHOTOS: The State Opening of Parliament 2014

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened a new session of Parliament this morning with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at her side. The State Opening of...

Gig Etiquette: How Not to Be a F**king A**hole at Live Events

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

You want to be at the front of the gig? Good. Get to the venue early and queue up like everyone else. Don't wait until the gig has started and then push your way through the crowd to the front - especially if you end up hurting people, knocking them over and splitting up people who want to be able to enjoy the gig together.

Eight Things They Should Tell You When You Join the Gym

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Buxton

So you've joined a gym. Good for you. But before you go in there and attempt to pump any iron there are some things you should know. There are rules they don't include on your membership form or on that bit of paper that asks if you've ever injured your back or had an allergic reaction to Lycra. I'm talking about social rules, gym etiquette...

The Reality of Swearing on Social Media

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Recently, I found myself involved as a "Twitter expert" in a "radio debate" about swearing on social media. It went so well that they missed out publishing that week's show podcast and I said "sir" live on air, which while it isn't a swear word, is a feature of my speech that really annoys me that I'm trying to eliminate.

How About Just Being Nice and Polite to Each Other?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Certain happenings of late have got me thinking about etiquette. Take for instance the sorry state/lack of genuine "Hey, good morning. How are you?" in the workplace or the mass disruption of the tube strike by the RMT and TSSA unions. Better yet, a fellow journalist being trolled for getting Vincent Vinturi's "rape manual" eBook removed from Amazon.

Guess What? The More We Use Our Phones, the Worse We Are at Communicating

Pandora Sykes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Pandora Sykes

It's the modern epidemic that's worsening by the day: the omnipresence of the smartphone. On the loo (my favourite spot to tweet from), on the bus, in bed, in the middle of meetings, at dinner, during s--- yep, seriously, some people do it.

The Etiquette of Asking

Bev James | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bev James

When someone feels comfortable with you and is confident that you will provide them with a good service, they are more likely to recommend you to their clients and contacts. That has always been the way the world works and I can see no reason why that will ever change.

Poorna Bell

Should Pregnant Women Automatically Be Offered A Seat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The question of whether to offer a pregnant woman a seat on public transport or let's say, at the Houses of Parliament may seem like it has a very sim...

The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right. We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that they are the only one on the tube or that nobody around them has any transport requirements.

School Gives Etiquette Lessons To Boys After Girls Complain About Bad Manners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolboys have learnt "how to treat a lady" following a six month course of etiquette lessons at their school after their female classmates complaine...

Wedding Hamper Sparks Furious Row As Bride Complains About 'Cheap & Embarrassing' Gift

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A wedding hamper filled with sweets and treats sparked a bitter row after the bride branded it a 'cheap and embarrassing' gift. It all began when K...

There Is No 'N' in 'Restaurateur'

Russell Norman | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

It is a query that assumes many things, the worst being that we are somehow defined by what we do for a living. My answer, "I'm a restaurateur", usually gives way to a tumbleweed moment as I am stared at blankly. But sometimes people correct me... They will say "Don't you mean restauraNteur?"

A Barman's Confession: Bar Etiquette for Blokes

Jack L. Williams | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

When your mum taught you manners, she covered all the basics. No elbows on the table, please, thank you and covering your mouth when you cough. But when it came to teaching drinking etiquette, mine fell short (sorry mum).

How to Be a Better Guest Abroad

Andrew Matthews | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Adventure is definitely out there and making it your own is what travel's all about. So here are a few ideas on how to be a better visitor and not the one who has the whole country hiding under the sofa.

In Defence of Gents

William Davie | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The problem seems to be that of stereotyping. The stereotyped image - not helped by sites like UniLAD - of a male university student is of a hard drinking, banter mad, sexist frat boy. The stereotype of sports' team members was even worse

To Boo or Not to Boo

Michael Volpe | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Michael Volpe

I always wonder why it is that audiences boo. Opera audiences can get extremely cross about interpretations of their favourite operas, especially the classics. I'm more concerned with the need, the irresistible urge even, to be outraged by a director's interpretation and to give voice to that frustration.

Is Saying Thank You Considered Rude?

James Emtage | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

One thing is for sure - saying thank you is a nice thing to do. It makes you feel good, and makes the receiver feel valued. We may not subscribe to the hand written parchments of old, with ruler straight lines and wafty words of gratitude penned from inky quills, but we do still subscribe to basics of liking to give and liking to be thanked.

Buffet The Stomach Slayer

James Emtage | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Comedy
James Emtage

Why is it, that upon seeing a buffet, we completely disregard our life's worth of known food pairings and think that it is absolutely acceptable to mix and match without any consideration or consequence?

Manners on the Menu for Teens

Amber Key | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Amber Key

With boys now lagging behind girls in both exam results and socially, it's time to redress the balance and give them a real advantage at a new level. This isn't about etiquette, it's about increasing the confidence of teenagers.

Fitness Faux Pas - Are You Guilty?

Sarah Anne Marsh | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Anne Marsh

In a country where we are well on our way to having an obesity epidemic, we can't afford for people who are actively trying to get fitter and healthier to be deterred from doing so just because some people are unsure what is and isn't the right, safe way to behave when exercising.

Which Christmas Party Character Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Though the office Christmas party may move venue and bring new faces every year, the personalities of those invited never change, according to new res...

The Kiss/Hug Fiasco: How Should a Man Greet a Woman?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

The government need to step in. We need legislation. Sometimes a handshake/hug/kiss mishap leads to awkwardness, which is fine - but if you're not careful, it can lead to an unwanted kiss, or worse; head-butting.

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 8

William Hanson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

Even though I have sat through the past eight weeks nit-picking and exclaiming in cod-horror every time one of the cast appeared with one too many buttons fastened, this third series of Downton Abbey has been excellent.