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A Cuppa’ Cultural Differences – Taking English Tea and Toast

Cultural rules about drinking tea and eating toast abound in class-conscious English culture. In the informative and engaging book, Watching the English, Kate Fox reveals how adding two spoons of sugar and stirring noisily clearly broadcast (lack of) social standing. Toast, toast racks, jam and spreading strategies are also dissected. Continue reading

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