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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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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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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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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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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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