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Unformatted text preview: ghteenth-century France. My mother often reminds us that good etiquette is a sign of a good person. 4. euphemism. The substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt; for example, when writing a condolence, it may be best to refer to a friend’s loss rather than to use the word death. In America, our euphemism for the word died is often a phrase like passed on or passed away. 5. ﬂag display. Federal laws, U.S. Code Title 4 Chapter 1, state the rules of etiquette for ﬂying the U.S. ﬂag. The ﬂag display code requires ﬂying the ﬂag at half-staff for 30 days after the death of a president and ten days after the death of a vice president. mind your manners 155 6. introductions. The formal presentation of one person to another or others. In most informal situations, treat both strangers as equals. For example: “Chris, I’d like you to meet my neighbor Pat.” In more formal situations, introduce strangers more carefully, taking into consideration each per...
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