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Unformatted text preview: ules of good manners isn’t always automatic, and every child experiences some frustration while learning the rules. Following are some words associated with our society’s code of manners. As you learn these words and the rules they represent, think about why they exist and what ideals of behavior they represent in our culture. WO R D S T H AT D E S C R I B E G O O D M A N N E R S 1. cell-phone manners. The appropriate behavior while using a cell phone; unwritten, yet increasingly common rules of cell-phone behavior such as no loud or humorous ringtones; no cell-phone use in movie theaters, libraries, churches, or schools; and no loud talking. Can you think of other examples you’ve seen of good or bad cell-phone manners? 2. condolences. An expression of sympathy for a person who’s suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief; good manners require that handwritten notes of condolence be sent to a grieving person. When my grandmother died, it was comforting to receive a note of condolence from my teacher. 3. etiquette. The unwritten rules of socially acceptable behavior; the word etiquette dates back to ei...
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