15 Ridiculous Tips from Old Etiquette Books
Thankfully, it’s now socially acceptable to bring your umbrella into the parlor.
When discussing foodReader's Digest
When talking about what you did last nightReader's Digest
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When chatting with friendsReader's Digest
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When referring to your spouse
When you are indoorsReader's Digest
No comment on your overcoat, but you should still always follow these etiquette rules when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
When partaking in a conversationReader's Digest
Check out these British etiquette rules every American should follow.
When surprisedReader's Digest
We won’t stop you from saying “oh cracky,” but these 46 Victorian era etiquette rules actually should make a comeback.
When traveling by trainReader's Digest
To be fair, your fellow passengers would probably still appreciate this tip—especially if you’re ignoring these cell phone etiquette rules everyone should follow.
When at the tableReader's Digest
Here are other rude and annoying dining habits to avoid.
When eyeing someoneReader's Digest
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When talking about your clothesReader's Digest
While you can safely ignore the “pantaloons” rule, you should still follow these rude table etiquette mistakes even polite people make.
When talking about your colleagueReader's Digest
Depending on your relationship, that could still be sound advice. Memorize these other business etiquette rules that will boost your career.
When answering a question or commentReader's Digest
Do consider these magic phrases that can save an awkward conversation.
When you’re worried that you’re nagging your husband too muchReader's Digest
While we wouldn’t recommend asking your kid if you nag too much, we do recommend reading these 17 forgotten manners every parent should teach their kids.
When in companyReader's Digest
Sources: Don’t: A Manual of Mistakes and Improprieties More or Less Prevalent in Conduct and Speech, by Oliver Bell Bunce, 1884; The Gentleman’s Book of Etiquette, Cecil Hartley, 1873; Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette and Guide to True Politeness, Arthur Martine, 1866; Etiquette for Ladies, Lea and Blanchard, 1840; Etiquette: An Answer to the Riddle When? Where? How? Agnes H. Morton, 1899; How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead, Dorothy Carnegie, 1957; Aunt Rebecca Says, 1920.