Sunday, September 25, 2005

The origin of the word etiquette is the French etiquet or estiquette, which refers to a notice attached to something.A few hundred years ago, in Western Europe, it was a custom to attach the code of dress and behaviour to every party invitation, especially to those coming from the royal or aristocratic families.

This was to ensure that people conducted themselves well and there were no faux pas to embarrass the hosts. Luckily, we no longer live in that uptight era. However, basic social etiquette is still important. Take this quiz and find out how familiar you are with contemporary etiquette norms.

Also, you can find answers to your etiquette questions here.


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