Your right handYour left handYour right hand, unless you are left-handed
Your right hand
Very well, thank you.How do you do?Well, and yourself?Pleased to meet you.
How do you do?
Debrett’s says: “Introductions are usually followed by a handshake and the words: ‘How do you do?’ to which the response is: ‘How do you do?’”
“Emily, may I introduce Chris Jones? Chris, this is Emily Brown.”“Chris, may I introduce Emily Brown? Emily, this is Chris Jones.”
The first one
Debrett's says men should be introduced to women.
Your Majesty and, subsequently, Ma'am (as in jam).Your Majesty and, subsequently, Marm (as in farm).
It's Ma'am as in jam.
One dayThree daysFive days10 days
Debrett's says you should wait no longer than 7–10 days to send a handwritten thank you letter for a present.
Répondez, s'il vous plaîtRetournez vous, s’il vous plaîtRetour, s’il vous plaîtRépondez vous, s'il vous plaît
Répondez, s'il vous plaît
Yours sincerelyYours faithfullyBest wishesThank you
LeftRightIn the centre above the plate.
At 1 o'clock to the place setting.At 11 o’clock to the place setting.
At 1 o'clock to the place setting.
Place it on your lap immediately.Tuck it into your shirt collar.Leave it on the side plate until you need it.
Place it on your lap immediately.
Scoop them up with the fork.Mash them against the back of the fork or stick them to it with some mashed potato.Use a spoon.With your fingers.
Squashed against the back of the fork!
Posh people have a lot of rules about peas, who knew.
Pick it up with your fingers and dip it in the sauce.Cut it into pieces with a knife and fork and then dip it in the sauce.Use an asparagus fork to daintily dip it in the sauce.
Debrett’s says you’re allowed to eat asparagus with your fingers. AT LAST!
In the tinIn a mugIn a champagne fluteIn tupperware
In a champagne flute
Debrett’s says caviar should be stored in a glass container such as a champagne flute, in the fridge. Classy.
6.30, of course
Champange should be served at 7°C
Black tieWhite tie