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Etiquette News

German society calls for kissing to be banned in the workplace

Dortmund - A German etiquette and social behaviour society has called for kissing to be banned in the workplace. While two kisses on the cheek are common in France, the Knigge Society says many Germans find it uncomfortable.

How your office is very similar to the gym

There are things that people do at the office can drive your co-workers nuts, and possibly even push your co-workers away from you. Still there are some simple things that if keep them in mind you can endear yourself to them.

New etiquette: Handshake replaces kissing under the mistletoe

It’s been suggested by Britain’s authority on etiquette, Debrett, that lip-kissing under the mistletoe be replaced by a kiss on the cheek, handshake, arm-grabbing or a pat on the back.

Bowler's Battle Over Etiquette

Miss Manner's would not be pleased, I'm sure as two groups of California bowlers duke it out over bowling alley etiquette (now, there's a oxymoron if I ever heard one!).

Hitler’s appalling table manners

Adolf Hitler had very bad table manners. This has come to light in a document from 1945 about the Nazi leader up for auction in Shropshire in the United Kingdom in March.

The Respect Task Force: Minding Ps, Qs, And Even Ms and Ns

Are manners a thing of the past and if so, where did they go and how can we get them back? Why did they leave us anyway? Read on for some thoughts on a little common thing called courtesy.

Op/Ed Restaurant Etiquette

The Restaurant Business is a thankless job. Here are some ways you can make your server and host happy, and your service better.

Debate or Debase: What is Proper DJ Etiquette?

Some things we soon forget others we don't. When I first joined DJ as a brand new blogger I received a dissenting comment from BobSP who asked me if I was on crack.

Male Restroom Etiquette

Amusing use of machinima.
 

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Iyadunni Food Canteen is  Five-Star  by the standards of local  bukaterias.  The typical  bukateria ...
Iyadunni Food Canteen is "Five-Star" by the standards of local "bukaterias." The typical "bukateria" is shack rudely knocked together for a semblance of privacy
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He uses his thumb to make a depression in the morsel and then scoops the liquid stew into it.
He uses his thumb to make a depression in the morsel and then scoops the liquid stew into it.
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Lafun  made from cassava flour  is also known as  white amala.
Lafun, made from cassava flour, is also known as "white amala."
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The morsel of food transits to final destination
The morsel of food transits to final destination
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 ...the thumb works the morsel into an adhesive ball...
"...the thumb works the morsel into an adhesive ball..."
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 Serve yourself
"Serve yourself"
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 ...you proceed with your index and middle fingers digging into the paste while your thumb works the...
"...you proceed with your index and middle fingers digging into the paste while your thumb works the morsel into an adhesive ball... Your fourth finger is left more or less idle while the fifth little finger is retracted into a crook."
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A traditional German kiss
A traditional German kiss
European People's Party
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Etiquette behaviour in Victorian England
Etiquette behaviour in Victorian England
Wikimedia Commons
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Lafun and okra stew
Lafun and okra stew
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Eating with fingers
Eating with fingers
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Because the stew has a runny consistency  he uses his thumb to make a depression in the bolus into w...
Because the stew has a runny consistency, he uses his thumb to make a depression in the bolus into which he scoops the stew.
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He raises the morsel to his mouth taking care not to spill the stew.
He raises the morsel to his mouth taking care not to spill the stew.
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 Alhaja Iyadunni International Food Canteen (AIIFC): Now Open Executive Suite.  (They are only bragg...
"Alhaja Iyadunni International Food Canteen (AIIFC): Now Open Executive Suite." (They are only bragging!)
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He pauses to make sure the soup is safely held in the bolus.
He pauses to make sure the soup is safely held in the bolus.
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Note that he is careful not to reveal the inside of his mouth as etiquette dictates. Note also how h...
Note that he is careful not to reveal the inside of his mouth as etiquette dictates. Note also how he bunches the tip of his fingers together barely touching his mouth with them.
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The author s dinner  a plate of  black amala  made from yam flour  served with apon stew and stockfi...
The author's dinner, a plate of "black amala" made from yam flour, served with apon stew and stockfish. Amala is the specialty dish in Ibadan.
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Bike Snob  published by Chronicle Books of San Francisco  2010
Bike Snob, published by Chronicle Books of San Francisco, 2010
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Having transported the food safely into his mouth  the withdrawal phase commences
Having transported the food safely into his mouth, the withdrawal phase commences
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The still image fails to capture his motion at this point. Because the stew is slimy okra  he  winds...
The still image fails to capture his motion at this point. Because the stew is slimy okra, he winds his bunched fingers in a quick circular motion to cut off any part of the slimy stew that draws out as he withdraws his fingers from his mouth. He executes the procedure neatly and almost flawlessly. An inexperienced diner would make a mess of a plate of okra eaten with the fingers.
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