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Whatever Happened To Etiquette?

April 28, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: Where have the good ol’ days gone, where we referred to people by Mr. or Mrs., sir or ma’am? I was always taught to use these phrases as a sign of respect....

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bluesman

Apr-29-14 6:40 PM

The PJ won't print any letters on real topics anymore so we have to improvise sometimes. I'm not really referring to this letter so much as those stupid "thank-you" letters that the PJ has fallen in love with.

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Jazzie

Apr-29-14 5:47 PM

UM...when did this go from etiquette to talking about Maher and political nonsense?

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bluesman

Apr-29-14 11:09 AM

A good example is you will see things like "FOX LIES" all day long on the far left hate sites. But they won't say what Fox lies about. Someone on the left will repeat the "Fox lies" line he read somewhere. But when asked what Fox lies about he can't answer because he doesn't think for himself. The far left hate site that he relies on for his info didn't give him the answer. I have asked many on the left many times what Fox lies about. I still haven't gotten an answer.

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bluesman

Apr-29-14 11:01 AM

I'm with loner on Maher. He can be a real a hole. But the one thing I will say for him is he thinks for himself. He doesn't just go on to those far left hate sites for his info like so many on the left do. He personally escorted someone off his show who said Bush planned 9/11. If you ask him a question he'll answer it. Most on the left can't answer questions because the answer wasn't on the far left hate site that they got their info from.

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CREDENCE

Apr-29-14 8:16 AM

no surprises former Maher is pond scum; nothing more.

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CREDENCE

Apr-29-14 8:16 AM

When we teach kids that they are merely animals, we shouldn't be surprised when they behave like animals. You s***** liberals are getting what you've asked for.

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formerlylone

Apr-28-14 7:59 PM

While I don't like this guy he has it correct here "In a surprisingly refreshing rant on his HBO show on Friday, Bill Maher took aim at those on the left who take political correctness to the extreme. Maher went so far as to call those who are too easily offended “political correctness Nazis.”

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tpglaser

Apr-28-14 4:08 PM

We have always told our kids to LEARN TO SPEAK. You don't have to be a genius or a rocket scientist. But learn to speak. You can't walk into a job interview and say "SUP." Rush said, "whoever controls the language controls the argument."

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Chautaupia

Apr-28-14 2:13 PM

A society which shows respect for others performs better for everyone! No longer true in the Gimme Culture of the USA 2014. AS we have lost respect for ourselves we have lost respect for others. Once there was a right and wrong, no more, it is only right when it makes us feel good immediately. People can no longer speak educated English. Everything is AWESOME, AMAZING, Do you really believe are sincere when they ask :how are you?" We live in a very transparent superficial culture. Sorry to say.

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50s4ever

Apr-28-14 11:39 AM

We spent a hundred years teaching people to speak proper English, and treat women with respect. Then came hip hop and it went right down the drain. Half dressed, foul mouthed, misogynist racists emulated by a generation who thinks it's a rite of passage to be like the street thugs of our cities that have become cesspools of degrading humanity.

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formerlylone

Apr-28-14 11:20 AM

It has come about in a large part because a segment of society has pushed the "if it feels good do it" agenda on everyone. To many years of ads, so called music and various games have indoctrinated way to many youth into brain-dead following of whatever they are pushing. And unless America gets back to some of it's core beliefs it will never change for the better.

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50s4ever

Apr-28-14 10:16 AM

I know a family who has a fit because they moved South and their kid is expected to say "sir or Ma'am" in school. But I remember them being raised that way by their own parents. Go figure.

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SilverTurtle

Apr-28-14 8:09 AM

Agreed. There's not a lot of respect out there.

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CREDENCE

Apr-28-14 7:40 AM

I think you're right, Honey.

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