It’s not polite to burp in public, to loudly slurp your soup, or to generally make loud and avoidable noises
It is not polite to pick your nose or your teeth (with or without a toothpick) in public.In general, follow the golden rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.
ToiletsThe most important phrase you should learn is, “Where’s the bathroom?” “Bathroom” is the word used most often in the USA, but ironically we don’t use the word “toilet” to refer to the general room (though if you use it everyone will know what you mean). Sometimes the word “restroom” is used for more formal situations or in public venues such as a restaurant or store, but there’s no official rule.
If you’re out having fun and need the bathroom, you might not find one easily on your commute as there aren’t so many public bathrooms available. (more…)