Etiquette Agency Offers Tips To Avoid Swine Flu

This season's uninvited holiday guest is swine flu. The British etiquette agency Debrett's urges people to decline handshakes at parties and go for a cheek-to-cheek kiss instead. This greeting supposedly is not as germy. And if you must touch the other person with your hands, touch the shoulders.

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This season's uninvited holiday guest is swine flu. The British etiquette agency, Debrett's, urges people to decline handshakes at parties this season. You're supposed to go for a cheek-to-cheek kiss instead, which is supposedly not as germy. The agency goes on to give some specifics. If you must touch the other person with your hands, touch the shoulders. And when giving a polite kiss, aim for the cheek rather than the lips.

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