Comedian Stephen Fry Offers a Short Tutorial on British Etiquette for Visitors to the United Kingdom

Stephen Fry British Etiquette Tutorial

In an effort to acclimate visitors to the local culture upon entering the United Kingdom, Heathrow Airport employed the magnificently dry wit of comedian Stephen Fry to offer a short tutorial on the specific particulars of British etiquette, particularly when standing in a line.

Oh, we Brits do love a queue. It’s reassuring for us to know that the thing we’ve decided to do is so popular that we are unable to do it immediately. Nevertheless, if the queue should start to move particularly slowly, it may become necessary to turn to your companion and display your displeasure in the strongest possible terms. [tsk] I’m sorry you had to see that.

via Timeout UK

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