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The proper form of loving yourself, and sending your best self forward. Too be proper even when you feel improper… and to decide if you should waste your breathe, or hold it in, and let it hide your true self.
By Ray on 07.14.2011
Well mannered people that tend to be quite stuck up but I’m not really paying attention. I’m watching the television and it’s a lot more interesting to watch than focus on a word. Other than that. I’m quite curious as to what is going to happen after the 60 seconds are up. We shall see.. It seems a bit frightening though. And what’s the point of that word up top?
By Jeremey on 07.14.2011
The etiquette expressed in that meeting was not exactly business as usual! I really do like to see things bumped up a bit, and that was done very, very well.
By Bonnie Cehovet URL on 07.14.2011
fucking etiquette who the fuck needs it so what if i slurp my soup stab my salad drop the napkin on the floor fart at the table talk with my mouth full wear underwear as outerwear interrupt other people pick my nose in public SPRAY PAINT THE WALLS SAYING FUCK ETIQUETTE?! who’s the etiquette king, i want a meeting. (or should i barge in without an apology on my lips?)
By MS on 07.14.2011
I hate time limits. I also frankly don’t give a fuck about etiquette. No offense!
By Tom Riddle on 07.14.2011
being proper!! sitting with your legs crossed. using the correct knife and fork…
it’s old school, but valuable…
also a lovely word
By aabbcc on 07.14.2011
Etiquette. That’s my word. Etiquette. I honestly don’t know what etiquette means. I have an idea, but imagination is wild, I’m probably not right.
By Harmony URL on 07.14.2011
rich people have to have this… aka stick up your ass… table manners… old movies… movies where someone goes from poor to rich… little mermaid… not exactly that but she has to learn it. Miss Congeniality has to do it… Basically Michael Cane type of movies, he’s always teaching someone something.etiquette equals manners
By Fatema Kohgadai on 07.14.2011
The etiquette at the Court of Versailles became very hard and tough under King Louis XIV, what the young austrian Marie-Antoinette later experienced.
By Ganahn on 07.14.2011
Etiquette. My word is etiquette. I wonder what that means. Its probably something proper and elegant. Something beautiful and graceful.
By OlatheHarmony URL on 07.14.2011
“Dear girl, how many times do I have to tell you?”
She looked up at her grandmother, who in turn was scowling down at her. “Tell me what?” the girl asked innocently.
The woman sighed angrily. “You put your napkin on your lap, and you have to make sure your dress is smooth!”
“But why?” she asked again, innocent like the last time.
“It’s part of what I taught you! It’s called having proper etiquette!, my dear!”
By Andrea on 07.14.2011
something important at dinner time. something that people practice to impress. something that is a human construction designed not to offend others; whereas instead it is a system for deciding when to be offended.
By Dylan R on 07.14.2011
Ever hated etiquette lessons. She always ended up sitting on a stiff chair, wearing a corset that was tied far too tightly, and having to listen to her teacher go on and on about being “a lady.” Ever knew how to be a lady, her etiquette lessons only diminished those qualities she found made her one.
By Kaitlin on 07.14.2011
The ways of old, the rules we have created to forget we are animals and try and still a Godlike elegance. Toast with one finger lifted delicately, dangling ballerina-like from your glass. Speak only when spoken to. Package yourself up in crisp wrapping tucked in neatly at the corners. Behind closed doors, do whatever the fuck you want. Go crazy and do it all again
By alisha on 07.14.2011
etiquette is a very ahrd word to fit into fiction, without it being a period piece. It’s about mannners, saying the right thing.
By kirsty booth on 07.14.2011
there was very little left of the old days. she tried so hard to let them see what it had once been, but it was no longer common etiquette to talk about the days before. she dreamed of the nights spent in the golden light of a camp fire, longed to be back in those places, but it wasn’t proper etiquette to do such things. she longed for the change to come. it never did. she was stuck with their new etiquettes, lost, bored, dull.
By arabella comyn on 07.14.2011
etiquette is something society says we must follow, but i think the proper etiquette should be to break through what you should do and doing what you shouldn’t more adults should be inspired by teenagers, they know what they can’t do and they do.
Whomever believes they know the “proper” form of etiquette, is only (ever) part right. What is it worth, to be the keeper of social norms and mores? When all the world around them is breaking them right and left, leaving they (the scorekeepers) to steam.
By Emil URL on 07.14.2011
Etiquette in the English language separates the subject from the predicate.
Elsewhere, it is its own language. Speak it, hear it, read it & understand it and you can fluently network, rub elbows, and gain the most valuable thing in the world: guanxi.
Grace, poise, manners & conversational skills are what keep the social butterflies at the top of the food chain. Know your etiquette. At least, that’s what they say.
By ISOreality URL on 07.14.2011
wow i dont even know what is etiquette. the word probably means something about eating nicely. it also sounds like a girl’s name since there are those ‘ette’.
By yuda on 07.14.2011
What is the etiquette required when saying goodbye? Forever? Is it necessary to smile and be warm, polite, or is it acceptable to yell, scream and cry? I think Ms. Manners woul never allow such behavior but unfortunately, or not, it was not a moment requiring her input.
By anne saan on 07.14.2011
most people don’t have it
some people don’t want it
few people know it when they see it
and no one sees it when they know it.
lost art in our day and age
By Eowyn on 07.14.2011
something tasteful and un-disturbed in many ways, most people have not this but then again many others do and what it all adds up to is that a majority of this world lacks in it’s earliest of better ways
By Lucious on 07.14.2011
Etiquette is a hard thing to fake. Trying to dive into a new culture or society, without knowing the unspoken, unwritten rules that govern everyone else’s actions is really difficult.
It’s no wonder I don’t have any friends.
By Land of Dave URL on 07.14.2011
When you do how it should be done, not always as you feel comfortable like. Sometimes I prefer to feel more freedom.
By Jane Bobkova on 07.14.2011
etiquette is an external thing, its a pattern to copy, its a life to hide behind, it isn’t real, spontaneous and risk taking, say what you mean, step outside the rules, risk offense and hurtfulness because nothing is kinder, more empowering, more liberating than the truth, realness and honesty turn into joy and ever expanding life
excruciatingly good manners are just that
By geraldine URL on 07.14.2011
The word Etiquette always fascinated me, I first heard the word when I went to a function at church. I always wondered what it meant, until someone asked why I was eating so fast. if I do not have Etiquette. I politely told them that I did not have time for that for my food came first.
By victor walkes URL on 07.14.2011
“There is an etiquette to these things. First you have to make him fully aware you are unobtainable. Then you have to let him know he has the slightest of chances if he will do whatever you ask of him.”
By stevelw on 07.14.2011
It’s all about who you are, where you come from, culture, upbringing… It’s what makes us unique, different, so very special in our own peculiar ways… It’s about being human in the proper sense of the word…
By Igor Solunac on 07.14.2011
omg what do itype what is this website i hav eno idea what to say or what to put SCREW U ALL FTW THE MAN WITH THE MOUSTACHE IS COMING he wants your KITTEN@@@@@ the cake is a lie the polka dot dinosaur is sad not jumopy
By joel URL on 07.14.2011
i know this is because i studied in computer class. erm….. its about manners and theres such thing called netiquette where its about manners on the internet? :p hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah -.- thats all i got :D
By Tyanne Fong on 07.14.2011
Poised, they sat, sipping coffee from chipped china and not speaking. Not too good with manners, Clifford left his teaspoon in his cup. Emma didn’t care. They watched the trains go by and tried to be happy, but they could only taste bitter, filtered coffee.
By Mishie on 07.14.2011
It is needed in young children today. Kids don’t care about the little things anymore simply because their parents dont teach them. Times have changed and I don’t like how time has changed everything. It’s scary but it will take the efforts of the new generation to change things.
By Danielle Herrera URL on 07.14.2011
“It’s not polite to do that Jim!”
” Do What?”
“Speak with your mouth full, where’s your etiquette?”
“Etiquette me hole”
By Diarmuid on 07.14.2011
rules, although I never know if they dictate our interactions, limit our imagination or set it free. Either way people are more content when you follow it. Individually however we are all secretly hoping to break it and never feel trapped again.
By straydreamer URL on 07.14.2011
etiquette is conforming to society’s norms and what it deems to be acceptable. yet we can’t help but have proper etiquette according to each setting. no etiquette could even mean that your parents didn’t bring you up well. etiquette is only for the rich. better to shine from within.
By bernice on 07.14.2011
Something many people dont have now days. Mainly female. I really wish people were more like they were back in the olden days :)
I have nothing elce to write hahaha
By Jenni on 07.14.2011
It’s a lovely word, a word with too many T’s and not enough I’s. I love squirrels more than this word but only just.
By Paul Marrable URL on 07.14.2011
Something most people don’t have now days.
By Jenniii URL on 07.14.2011
Things like etiquette or manners don’t matter to Kari. He’s never cared about them, and they’ve never cared about him either. Manners are incredible, incredibily stupid and retarded and dumb; in a world like his, manners and proper etiquette can kill you. They don’t apply to him or any other mafioso.
By Aki Enzatta URL on 07.14.2011