Never wear those visor-hats with advertising messages on them. Especially those that consist of visor only. Very tacky. Dont tip back on chairs, especially straight chairs or those with rickety legs. They could break apart and embarrass you and cost the owners time and money.
DONT spit in the street. If you MUST spit, do it into a tissue; discreetly. Or make sure nobody is looking at you, especially women, and spit in the gutter.
Pops. Look at you there with your long billy-goat scruff.
It would be too much of a generality to say that the smaller the country, the nice the people. But it is a truth that of the eight European countries I was in during the war, the nicest people by far were those in Wales and Luxembourg.
In the late 1980s, the esteemed humorist and editor William Cole presented the following dictain three installmentsto his teenage sons Williams and Rossa.
It was September 1945. The war in Europe was over. I had spent the previous two years chasing all over France and Germany with the 28th Infantry Division.