...Manners and etiquette
.Importance of Good Manners
“With Americans, anything goes.” It seems that Americans are quite casual and don’t care much about their behaviors. Most Americans attitudes about good manners relate to showing respect and consideration for others. They believe that all people are entitled to equal opportunity and respect. So no one is privileged and no one is worthless. A person who acts in a humble and timid way will make his/her friends feel quite uncomfortable. On the other hand, an aggressive and dominating person will have trouble keeping American friends. A well mannered person does not intrude into other’s private space. Most Americans dislike coming into physical contact with strangers and an accidental touch requires an apology. Strangers should avoid eye contact because staring is considered an invasion of privacy. When meeting people you know, you are expected to greet them briefly and informally by saying “hi” “hello”，and “how are you”. Actually if a person says “how are you” to you, he doesn’t want to know your physical condition, but only wants to show his politeness. This is quite similar to what we Chinese traditionally mean when one is asked “have you eaten yet？”
Don’t be nosy. People everywhere like to talk about themselves. Friendly concerns and interest are necessary and are considered to be quite good manners if some extremely personal information...
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In articulatory phonetics, the manner of articulation is the configuration and interaction of the articulators (speech organs such as the tongue, lips, and palate) when making a speech sound. One parameter of manner is stricture, that is, how closely the speech organs approach one another. Others include those involved in the r-like sounds (taps and trills), and the sibilancy of fricatives.
The concept of manner is mainly used in discussion of consonants, although the movement of the articulators will also greatly alter the resonant properties of the vocal tract, thereby changing the formant structure of speech sounds that is crucial for the identification of vowels. For consonants, the place of articulation and the degree of phonation of voicing are considered separately from manner, as being independent parameters. Homorganic consonants, which have the same place of articulation, may have different manner of articulation. Often nasality and laterality are included in manner, but some phoneticians, such as Peter Ladefoged, consider them to be independent. Individual manners[edit source | editbeta]
Stop, an oral occlusive, where there is occlusion (blocking) of the oral vocal tract, and no nasal air flow, so the air flow stops completely. Examples include English /p t k/ (voiceless) and /b d ɡ/ (voiced). If the consonant is voiced, the voicing is...
...Individual and universal manners
Does your country have individual manners? Or do they have universal
manners? I think there are individual good manners, and there are also
universal good manners. For example, lots of countries say please and thank
you, and also shake hands when they greet someone.
In America, for table manners, they don’t slurp on the table and it is because it
sounds bad. They also do not put their elbows on the table. Also, they shouldn’t
put phones or other distracting things on the table. In Korea, they shouldn’t eat
until the adults eat first because it is not good manners if you eat all of the
food even though the adults have eaten anything and you shouldn’t leave food
because leaving food means that you didn’t enjoy the food. In America, they say
‘bless you’ after someone sneezes and say ‘excuse me’ after you burp or fart.
The reason why they say ‘bless you’ is because sneezing means that they might
have a cold and they are blessing them by saying ‘bless you’. They also hold the
door open for the next person who is coming in.
In Korea, people bow to adults to greet them and if you do not bow, the adults
might think you are rude. They also have to say honorific words to grown-ups
and it is very rude to say non-honorific words to them. Also, when you are trying
to give a grown-up something, you have to give it with both hands...
...September 15, 2013
Johnny use to open the door for Alice and it was more than okay, it was expected. Now if Johnny tries to open the door, one of two things can happen. Either Alice will be offended because she is equal and perfectly capable of opening the door on her own. Or, Alice assumes that he is trying to make a move on her and sums him up as a pervert. This situation brings up the questions: What has our culture done to the art of manners? And how are manners viewed in our society today?
It’s not only the act of chivalry that is dying off, but simple social expediencies, these once revered customs such as proper table etiquette, have lost their meaning in today’s culture. We have good manners & bad ones. Over the past few years, the lines have seemed to blurred together where and when your manners should take place. Where are the good ones expected and the bad ones unacceptable? People could look at you in a different, more positive light and give you a greater respect knowing how polite and considerate you are. Manners do matter, even where one may not think they are accepted.
Good manners would consist of having good posture, saying Please and Thank You, and giving someone your undivided attention. To do that would mean you would have to pry your eyes away from your cell phone for more than the span between every new text. The younger...
...remark because, in actual fact, reading contributes to the development of culture. Another paradoxical statement made by Algernon is that the truth is rarely pure and never simple; the accepted view being that truth can be pure and -simple. Algernon here adds that modern literature would be a complete impossibility if truth was either pure or simple, and this is another paradox. Algernon also says that literary criticism should be left to people who have not been at a university, and this too is a paradoxical statement because in actual fact literary critics are people who have had the benefit of a university education. When Algernon demands from Jack an explanation of the inscription on his cigarette-case, Algernon speaks in a paradoxical manner, saying to Jack: “Now produce your explanation, and pray make it improbable,” whereas normally we would say: “Now produce your explanation, and pray make it probable or plausible.” When Algernon describes women’s flirtation with their own husbands as washing their clean linen in public, he is again making a paradoxical statement because the idiom is “to wash one’s dirty linen in public” Another paradoxical statement made by Algernon is that in married life three is company and two is none, whereas the common saying is that two is company and three is none. Algernon again makes a paradoxical statement when he says that people who are not serious about their meals are very shallow-minded, because the accepted view is...
...Through The Eyes Of A Child
As Laura set off on a short walk down her street and around the cul-de-sac, her thoughts centred on the pain in her joints, namely her knees and lower back. Like taking a bitter pill, she reminded herself that while unpleasant, engaging in this gentle exercise was supposed to help. She wasn’t prepared to pay the fees to join a gym, as her doctor recommended, nor was she inclined to believe she’d be committed to driving to the gym everyday so she could walk on a treadmill.
Making the return trip up the other side of her street, she mentally pictured the contents of her refrigerator and began planning supper for her family. Tacos were a family favourite, and easy to put together quickly. She also needed to remember to pay the utility bill and check online that the kids hadn’t gone over their monthly minutes on the cell phone plan. She squeezed the bridge of her nose and fought back the rising anxiety brought on by recalling last month’s 500 fiasco. No, that must never happen again. The kids needed phones so they could be contacted when they were out and about, but all the calling they were doing with their friends needed to be cut back. Oh yes, she also needed to pick up Roger’s dry cleaning so he’d have a clean shirt to wear to work tomorrow. Maybe she’d better go inside and make a list.
Nearly back at her house now, the sound of a school bus coming to a squealing stop interrupted her thoughts. The stop sign pulled away from the bus and the...
...Do manners matter? Yes, they do; however, since most parents have gone to work, children have fewer chances to sit with their parents and to learn manners from them. Although America is a melting-pot of cultures with various ideas of manners (Packer 22), and the subject of manners is complicated (Hall 185), the standard of good manners of various cultures is similar. Good manners are the same as civilized behaviors and moral etiquette that have respect, consideration, generosity, and thoughtfulness for others (Stewart 14). What goes around comes around; therefore, people should treat others as they wish to be treated themselves (Stewart 1). In fact, people would love to be with others who have good manners (Brandenberg 2). Therefore, manners should be taught in the twenty-first century because they not only help people become educated and competitive, but they also help the world become peaceful and smooth.
First of all, people are more educated and competitive if they have good manners. Ladies and gentlemen who have good manners appear more educated, creditable, and superior than other ill-mannered people. Dr. Sokolosky believes, “all things being equal in terms of skills and abilities, the person who leaves a good, positive impression will come out on top” (Ricketts, par. 9), which means in a group of people who have...
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Teaching children the importance of good manners and hospitality
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it
is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily
angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth. It always trusts, always hopes, always
perseveres.” 1 Corinthians13:4-7
Paper, pencils, scrap paper for message pads, hole punch, yarn,
OPENING: Form two teams and have them line up against opposite
walls. Give each team sheets of paper and pencils. Have them write on
each sheet, names kids call each other–nothing vulgar. When they’re
finished, designate a line down the middle of the room. On “go,” have the
kids wad up their papers and bombard the other team with the papers
without crossing the line. Call time after several minutes and ask them:
“How did it feel to be bombarded with paper wads? How would it have
felt if those paper wads would have been actual names spoken and not just
written on paper?
BIBLE DISCOVERY: Read I Corinthians 13:5 aloud. Love shows good
manners. Ask the kids if it is good manners to call people names. Why or
why not? What are some other examples of good manners? Why are
manners important to God?
Give each child...