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#205994 - 06/06/12 03:16 PM - - - Gentlemen!!  
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“A gentleman never looks out of the window.” — Oscar Wilde

“Gentlemen do not take soup at luncheon.” — Lord Curzon

“Gentlemen are never busy — insects and city people are busy.” — Beau Brummel

“A gentleman never encircles the lady’s waist in the waltz until the dance begins, and drops his arm as soon as it ends. He studies to hold the lady lightly and firmly without embracing her.” — The Manners That Win, 1880

“A gentleman never sits in the house with his hat on in the presence of ladies for a single moment. Indeed, so strong is the force of habit, that a gentleman will quite unconsciously remove his hat on entering a parlor, or drawing-room, even if there is no one present but himself. People who sit in the house with their hats on are to be suspected of having spent the most of their time in barrooms, and similar places. A gentleman never sits with his hat on in the theater. Gentlemen do not generally sit even in an eating-room with their hats on, if there is any convenient place to put them.” — Arthur Martine, Martine’s Perfect Letter Writer and American Manual of Etiquette, 1866


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#205999 - 06/06/12 06:18 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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A gentleman will not insult anyone unintentionally.

#206002 - 06/07/12 12:51 AM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Lots of expectations upon us, aren't there? I happen to agree with guys--gentlemen or otherwise--not wearing hats indoors, but that's the way I was brought up.

#206008 - 06/07/12 03:27 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: Jackie]  
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Me too, but times have changed. Baseball caps being the most
defining hat found indoors everywhere.


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#206009 - 06/07/12 08:34 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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A man who has been properly reared and respects his mother knows to remove his hat indoors! At a lovely restaurant in Palm Beach recently I was seated near a man had not removed his hat. After I mentioned it to our waiter, the proprietor approached the man. Rather than comply, the couple left. Imagine! But it was a good thing as there was a long queue waiting to be seated. Where I come from the adage "there is no substitute for good manners" still applies.

#206010 - 06/07/12 08:34 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: Faldage]  
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Indeed!!

#206013 - 06/07/12 10:13 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Unless you're Jewish.

#206015 - 06/07/12 11:22 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: Faldage]  
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No yarmulke's seen around this part of the world.


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#206016 - 06/07/12 11:24 PM Re: - - - Gentlemen!! [Re: MissAriadne]  
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Does not necessarily fit here, but here it is anyway:
I flip thru news channels straining to get news in the AM.
On Fox news. Bill Hemmer always stands and holds out his
hand for his co-host Martha (forget last name) as she returns
to her seat after a story standing elsewhere on the set.


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#206022 - 06/08/12 03:32 PM - - - your most obedient servant. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Letter to the Times, April 27, 1910:

Sir,

Motor-cars are bad enough, but they do not come into one’s house or garden. With aeroplanes total strangers may drop in, through the roof, for a little chat at any time. I fear the law cannot protect one against such intrusion. If aviation becomes popular I shall have spikes, with long strong prongs, fixed on the chimneys of my house, and the word ‘Danger’ painted in large red letters on a flat part of the roof. If any flying machines come down in my garden I shall send for the police to remove the occupants, whom I shall sue afterwards for any damage to my trees or shrubs.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,

H.B. Devey


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