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Basic Mobile Telephone Manners (film)

Basic Mobile Telephone Manners (film)

By Dana Gornitzki Hello, dear reader, will you please turn your ringer off? And please stop sending text messages while we're at it - we're trying to have a conversation.
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Passing gas in public. Not genteel, not acceptable.

Passing gas in public. Not genteel, not acceptable.

by Dana Gornitzki When nature calls, bodily functions seem to supersede any form of politeness. We are human, after all. Yet, still, there are some acts that should be reserved for private time: the misdemeanour of public flatulence is one of them. This can be a particularly unpleasant experience when one finds themselves stuck in a closed environment such as the underground rail system or jetliner (you'll know and probably be mentally scarred for it, if you've found yourself in such a noxious predicament. Or perhaps caused it).
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Don't spread germs!

Don’t spread germs!

By Dana Gornitzki Practising proper hygiene is an important part of proper social graces. Escalate a lack of hygiene to a possible pandemic, and you have a more pressing matter on your hands. Think this is something new?
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Nostalgic for good manners

Nostalgic for good manners

by Dana Gornitzki "It may be said that the books already published on the subject of 'manners' and 'etiquette' are sufficiently numerous for the wants of the community; but to this remark we would reply, that although the broad principles of manners remain the same, yet, the minutiae are continually altering and varying, and modes of speech and action which were considered the height of politeness a few years ago would be pronounced, at any rate very old-fashioned if used and exhibited in the present day." - A passage from Etiquette of Good Society by Lady Gertrude Elizabeth Campell written in 1893.
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Prunella de Pedant

Prunella de Pedant

Prunella de Pedant, Socialite and Etiquette Dab Hand. Prunella enjoys a cocktail and lazy days, observing people walk by her regular haunts - it feeds her writing.
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This is MIEN Magazine

This is MIEN Magazine

By Dana Gornitzki Do you find yourself staring in disgust at people yelling into their mobile phones in public? Wishing you could say something to that person who didn't thank you when you opened the door for them?
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