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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sips Of The South...Southern Etiquette

This week's topic for Sweet Tea & Biscuits' series "Sips Of The South" is Southern Etiquette. I think that etiquette is important for everyone (especially Men), and although some may call it "old-fashioned" I would have to disagree wholeheartedly. Etiquette is a combination of using your manners, showing respect, and exhibiting social graces. Here are a few things that come to mind when I think about proper etiquette:

#1. Your etiquette should never serve to make others feel out of place or inadequate. This means never, Never, correcting someone concerning a social misstep (unless it's your children or your do want them to learn don't ya'). The true test of Southern etiquette and grace is to make anyone feel comfortable in any social situation.

#2. Ladies cross their legs at the ankle.

#3. Always pass the salt and pepper shakers together. They should stay married.

#4. Always send a thank you note. And if you forget, my motto is better late than never.

#5. Never talk about how much you paid for something. It's fine to respond if someone asks, but never offer it up as a conversation starter.

This is a topic that could go on and on, but I like things in groups of 5, so there's my 5 etiquette tips. And I'll leave you with a quote from my favorite book, The GRITS Guide To Life:
"Never do anything you wouldn't want published in your local newspaper."

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  1. The salt and pepper stay married, lol! I love how you put that :) I have had people ask me to pass the pepper and then I hand them both and I get a look like 'I didn't ask for the salt' hahaha. I am trying to stay on top of my thank you notes these days! It's so easy to get behind! Thank you for these little reminders :)

  2. Good stuff girl! Like Julie I am loving that the salt and pepper should "stay married". Hoping you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  3. Love your post. My favorite is #1 -that is exactly how I feel. You end up looking worse than the person who made the mis step if you act like little miss know it all :) Yes and I agree with the other girls- married salt and pepper -super cute !!

  4. I love the GRITS book! Also...I read this w/my ankles crossed! ha! It's just habit for me!


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