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Sheffield Local Customs: 22 reviews and 52 photos

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by Arm-Chair-Hero

Manners are the main cultural tip here.....some thing that is slowly dying. It will be much appreciated to stand up on a bus and let the old or women sit down...open the doors for the person following you..not speaking with your mouth full etc etc.

Starring at someone can be seen as aggresive behaviour and can provoke allsorts of reactions and get you into a huge amount of trouble if you are staring at the wrong person.

Just because some one calls you a mate it doesnt mean they like you.....if they cal you mucker you know you are the good friends and you can stare all you want.

Another custom that is worth remembering is "mashing" english like to drink their tea, so if they tell you they are going to get mashed and would you like to join them, it doesnt mean they are going on an orgy of druggs....just making a simple cup of tea.

It is custom to pay your way if you go out with any locals to a resturaunt or bar.....they will try to not let you pay, but if you dont you will be classed as a "cheap skate" or "tight fisted" and you will loose any respect you had. If you are invited to some ones house and offered biscuits with your tea feel free to accept them, if you are offered for a second time and take more biscuits, your host will keep smiling but will class you as a "greedy git" in their heads. After all outings or visits and the guests have left, it is traditional for the hosts to discuss if their guests fall into theses catogeries. If they do it will be discussed at great lengths and any observations will be in minute detail.

For the guys out there if you want to follow English traditions and customs, when you go to the pubs dont buy half pints, go for the full pint. It feels much better drinking a pint and looks a lot less effeminate.

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2003
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