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  Weekender 2006 / 7  


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- Deception


- Diamonds


- Politeness


One of the most common words people around the world use to describe British people is 'polite'. In this edition of Weekender, Jackie explores politeness, etiquette and manners. Are the British becoming less polite? What is good etiquette?

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Vocabulary used in the show
to be politeto behave in a way that is correct for the social situation you are in, showing other people that you respect them
etiquetteformal rules for polite behaviour in a social situation
basic human decencybasic kindness and respect for others
to subscribe to the ideato think it is a good idea
to be practicalto do things in a sensible, realistic way
to be civilisedto behave in a respectable way, not offending others
to mind your Ps and Qsto be polite
to be tolerantto allow people to do, say or believe something without criticising them
to subjugate someoneto defeat them and make them obey you
to torment someoneto cause them suffering


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