15 Ridiculous Tips from Old Etiquette Books
Thankfully, it's now socially acceptable to bring your umbrella into the parlor.
When discussing food
When talking about what you did last night
Do consider these 50 little etiquette tips you should always try to follow.
When chatting with friends
Check out these 14 etiquette rules the British royal family always follows.
When you are indoors
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 conversation
Check out these British etiquette rules every American should follow.
We won’t stop you from saying “oh cracky,” but these 46 Victorian era etiquette rules actually should make a comeback.
When traveling by train
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 table
Here are other rude and annoying dining habits to avoid.
When eyeing someone
Don’t miss these secrets etiquette class teachers won’t tell you for free.
When talking about your clothes
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 colleague
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 comment
Do consider these magic phrases that can save an awkward conversation.
When you’re worried that you’re nagging your husband too much
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 company
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.