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    etiquette is more or less correct, but your definition of manners is not.

    Manners cross etiquette lines and social lines - a well-mannered person is comfortable in unfamiliar situations and with people from all walks of life and all cultures.  A well-mannered person will be forgiven a great many breaches of etiquette, but it's much harder to forgive an ill-mannered person even when they meticulously adhere to each and every etiquette dictate.

    Manners is not "general behavioral guidelines" because that can be interpreted in many ways, not all of which are what one would consider good manners.  Modern general behavioral guidelines seem to allow for a great deal of selfishness and self-indulgence at the expense of those about them. "What?  I was only doing what everyone else does!" Nope, "general behavioral guidelines" just doesn't measure up to proper good manners.

    Manners is compromised of actions based on consideration for others.

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    by Noddy on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 06:09:56 AM PDT

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    •  Not my definition. (0+ / 0-)

      googled: What Is the Difference between Etiquette and Manners? - wiseGEEK

      Disputes often are reduced to etymology. agreements on the definitions of words.

      "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

      by BrianParker14 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:07:31 AM PDT

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