ⓘ Category:Etiquette

Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?

Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? is an American/Canadian/British interactive childrens television show that previously aired on Playhouse Disney. The series premiered on June 21, 2008, then aired on Disney Junior in the USA, Canada and Great Britain and Ireland.


Etiquette is the set of conventional rules of personal behaviour in polite society, usually in the form of an ethical code that delineates the expected and accepted social behaviors that accord with the conventions and norms observed by a society, a social class, or a social group. In modern English usage, the French word etiquette dates from the year 1750.

Avoidance speech

Avoidance speech is a group of sociolinguistic phenomena in which a special restricted speech style must be used in the presence of or in reference to certain relatives. Avoidance speech is found in many Australian Aboriginal languages and Austronesian languages as well as some North American languages, Highland East Cushitic languages and Bantu languages. Avoidance speech styles tend to have the same phonology and grammar as the standard language they are a part of. The lexicon, however, tends to be smaller than in normal speech since the styles are only used for limited communication.

Blogger's Code of Conduct

The Bloggers Code of Conduct is a proposal by Tim OReilly for bloggers to enforce civility on their blogs by being civil themselves and moderating comments on their blog. The code was proposed in 2007 due to threats made to blogger Kathy Sierra. The idea of the code was first reported by BBC News, who quoted OReilly saying, "I do think we need some code of conduct around what is acceptable behaviour, I would hope that it doesnt come through any kind of regulation it would come through self-regulation.". In Ireland the proposal for a code was raised in an article in Sunday Business Post in ...

Book of the Civilized Man

Book of the Civilized Man, by Daniel of Beccles, is believed to be the first English courtesy book, dating probably from the beginning of the 13th century. The book is significant because in the later Middle Ages dozens of such courtesy books were produced. Because this appears to be the first in English history, it represented a new awakening to etiquette and decorum in English court society, which occurred in the 13th century. As a general rule, a book of etiquette is a mark of a dynamic rather than a stable society, one in which there is an influx of "new" men, who have not been indoctr ...

The Book of the Courtier

The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione, is a lengthy philosophical dialogue on the topic of what constitutes an ideal courtier or court lady, worthy to befriend and advise a Prince or political leader. The book quickly became enormously popular and was assimilated by its readers into the genre of prescriptive courtesy books or books of manners, dealing with issues of etiquette, self-presentation, and morals, particularly at princely, or royal courts, books such as Giovanni Della Casas Galateo and Stefano Guazzos The civil conversation. The Book of the Courtier was much more tha ...