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Thread #80050 Message #1455639
Posted By: s&r
08-Apr-05 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Can we discuss the Class system in UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Can we discuss the CLass system in UK?
To respond to the original questioner though, there is I believe still a feeling in many people that the worst thing in the world is to be 'common'. Dialect and regional accent are frowned upon by many. Table manners are thought to be an asset to normal society, and many would find for example the manner of the American use of a knife and fork a little upsetting.
A gentleman is expected to possess certain attributes: the ability to tie a bow tie, and the knowledge of when to wear one. The difference between morning dress, evening dress and a dinner suit is instinctive.
The Honours system is condemned by many as an anachronism: few refuse when offered a 'gong' however.