Australians have a different set of etiquette rules than the rest of the world.
But have you ever wondered what is not socially acceptable in the Down Under country? According to an English woman, there are certain behaviors that are considered rude.
Assistant professor Jennifer Donovan, who has lived in Australia for 49 years, has a very detailed list of what if & # 39; bad manners & # 39; is considered shared.
The English woman said that people who boast about their & # 39; status & # 39; or & # 39; wealth & # 39; at the top of the list of bad manners (stock image)
Jennifer Donovan, who has lived in Australia for 49 years, has shared a very detailed list of what she regards as & # 39; bad manners & # 39;
Proud of wealth
In a long post on platform Quora, the 60-year-old woman – who moved from the UK to Australia at the age of 11 – were people bragging about their & # 39; status & # 39; or & # 39; wealth & # 39; at the top of the bad manners list.
& # 39; We call it kicking and it is absolutely disapproved, & # 39; said Jennifer.
& # 39; It immediately marks you as a long poppy and there is only one thing to do with it – cut them to your knees.
& # 39; Now I don't always agree with the high poppy syndrome, it makes it difficult for really talented people, but when it comes to boasting, then yes, I am among the Aussie masses who find that unpleasant & # 39;
Talk too loudly in public
Jennifer said that people who talk too loudly in a public place, another Australian & # 39; blunder & # 39; is.
& # 39; I fear that our American friends are often guilty of this. If people start looking at you, lower it, & she said.
She said that the only time it is acceptable to talk loudly is when you are in a pub.
Get a free dinner
Jennifer said that if someone yells your dinner & # 39 ;, also known as & # 39; buying a free meal & # 39 ;, it's like a & # 39; very bad way & # 39; is considered to order the most expensive item from the menu.
& # 39; And three times, so if you do that for each course and don't eat everything. Trust me, that will be your last invitation from that person and the word will mean that you are a miserable cheap writer, & she said.
& # 39; Also don't necessarily choose the cheapest – or you mean the host can't afford to do what they promised – choose a mediocre meal from the menu. & # 39;
Jennifer said something else to prevent her from speaking with a & # 39; fake Aussie accent & # 39; (file image)
Use the telephone while walking
Jennifer said that many people tend to be distracted by their phone while walking.
Please don't stop dead in a passage to gamble on your phone, & she said.
& # 39; Although most Australians won't say much, you get toxic looks. Unfortunately, it is becoming more common.
& # 39; But wandering around in a world of your own because you're listening to music or podcast – or texting on your phone is still not a good way to do it. And it is also dangerous for other pedestrians. & # 39;
Jennifer said Australians like their personal space, so if there is a room full of empty seats, don't sit next to them.
& # 39; Perhaps because our population is relatively scarce, we do like our personal space. Please do not join us or accidentally touch us if you can avoid it, & she said.
& # 39; In a bus or train, the seats are usually paired. If there are completely empty seats, do not sit next to someone.
& # 39; Similarly, unless you have reserved seats in a cinema or theater (that is, your ticket determines a row and seat number), do not sit next to strangers, leave a seat or two behind. & # 39;
Leave a tip
Strangely enough, Jennifer said that tipping & # 39; is actually malicious to the people you are with when you suddenly flash your wallet and start giving tips & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Tipping is usually not done in Australia. [But] if you really have to, you can discreetly add a tip to the bill in some restaurants – some bills have room for this – but really, it's not necessary and it's not to be expected. & # 39;
Fake Aussie accents
& # 39; Please, no fake Aussie accents and & # 39; G & # 39; day mate! & # 39 ;, & # 39; Jennifer said.
& # 39; That is really our grating. Just say "hello" or "hello". Please avoid "what & # 39; s up?" or some of us may give you a long list of our troubles! That is not a greeting here. No & # 39; shrimp & # 39; on the barbie – they are shrimp. SHRIMPS! & # 39;
Jennifer said that people who talk too loudly in public have another Australian & # 39; blunder & # 39; is (stock image)
Do not skip the line
Jennifer said you should never push or try to jump into a queue.
& # 39; Okay, maybe it's not a direct death like in the UK, but we're still pretty strict about our queue rules. Just ask if this is the end of the line, & she said.
& # 39; At the bar, if you know someone was there for you, but the bartender asks you for your order, it's polite to say & # 39; they were here first & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The same applies to a store, or if you are in line to check out. However, if you only have a few items, helpful people can indicate that you can precede them – usually they have a full trolley.
& # 39; The polite thing to do is to thank them and accept them kindly – it's not the time for a fight. & # 39;
& # 39; Be aware of the respiratory tract – use a disposable tissue for coughing and sneezing, or in your inner elbow if you have nothing else, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Australians do not spit in public, and please go to the toilet if you need to discharge urine. & # 39;
Always clean up yourself
& # 39; Litter is not only illegal, it is an insult. Please don't do it, & Jennifer said.
& # 39; If you eat in a fast food restaurant or dining room, you clean up and throw your trash in the designated bins. If there is recycling, place the right things in the right bin. You could be abused by someone if you don't see this done.
& # 39; Do not attempt to drop things like popcorn into a movie theater if you are not willing to clean up when you leave. Absolutely no cigarette butts that are thrown on the floor or thrown out of car windows. & # 39;
Jennifer said it was & # 39; rude & # 39; is to be late for a professional appointment such as medical or hair or & # 39; worse to not show up without cancellation & # 39; (stock image)
& # 39; Feel free to eat your entire meal here – you don't have to leave some to be polite. But slurping too much through a straw or scraping your plate is bad manners in public, & she said.
& # 39; Two people sharing food from one plate is acceptable, except in fine dining situations. For desserts, for example, some restaurants will supply two spoons if you indicate that you want to share them. & # 39;
Jennifer said it was & # 39; rude & # 39; was supposed to take someone else's seat just after they left to go to the bathroom.
& # 39; It is rude to immediately sit in their seats, even if you want to talk to the person they were sitting with, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Or, if you go over it, watch closely and go back when you see them coming back to the table – don't wait for them to look at the table. & # 39;
When dining in an Asian restaurant, Jennifer says that forks and spoons are available if you can't use chopsticks.
& # 39; But if you can't use chopsticks and prefer a fork and spoon, just ask. Do not use [chopsticks] if you cannot use them efficiently, you are making a fool of yourself, & she said.
Jennifer said it was & # 39; rude & # 39; is to be late for a professional appointment such as medical or hair or & # 39; worse to not show up without cancellation & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Many services, including, for example, medical and hairdressers, will request a partial fee for this, and repeated & # 39; sins & # 39; probably finish you off for appointments, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; But when you visit friends at their place, it's polite to be a few minutes – say up to 10 minutes late, giving them a chance to be ready.
& # 39; If you are more than 30 minutes late, you are likely to get people to worry and it is especially rude if you are invited to a meal. & # 39;