Spitting the Most Offensive Habit of Brits!

by Hannah Punitha on  April 28, 2008 at 6:09 PM Lifestyle News
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Spitting the Most Offensive Habit of Brits!
Brits are ruder now than a decade ago, with spitting being their most offensive habit, according to a new poll.

The poll of 2,800 people, carried out for ITV1's Tonight programme, showed that most people believe the blight of bad manners is the biggest problem in Britain today.
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The study found that swearing was the second most hated habit while queue jumping was third.

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Other habits included playing loud music and not giving a seat to a pregnant woman.

"My generation has a lot to answer for youth problems. Youth culture in the 60s and early 70s threw out every rulebook and thought it was clever to use four-letter words," The Sun quoted Esther Rantzen, patron of the Campaign for Courtesy, as telling the programme.

"Things should go back - not to the old deference, not to grovelling, not to any of that - but just to feeling respect.

"That would make everyone's life more pleasant," Rantzen added.

Etiquette coach Diana Mather said: "It's part of the breakdown in society. We stopped having respect for figures in authority - partly because those in authority didn't command it."

Source: ANI
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