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10 Things From The Past We’ve Almost Entirely Forgotten About Table Manners

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10 Things From The Past We’ve Almost Entirely Forgotten About Table Manners

In today’s day and age, folks treat the dinner table pretty casually. Sometimes meals aren’t even eaten at the table, instead being devoured on the couch or even eaten on the run in order to get from one meeting to the next.

But sitting down for a dinner or a lunch used to be a pretty involved affair. Before TV dinners took over, table manners were incredibly important for everyone, no matter what age.

How do you think your table manners compare to the standards of yesterday? We may not realize it, but our manners are probably way, way, way below the standards of the past.

I personally do a couple of these, but most of them are totally foreign to me.

Do you think that these manners should be brought back into play, or do you like the way things are now? Some of these dinner table expectations truly make a lot of sense if you think about them!

Please SHARE this list of mostly forgotten rules with your family and friends on Facebook!

[H/T: The Vintage Cook]

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1. Never Sip With Your Mouth Full

1. Never Sip With Your Mouth Full

Flickr / Paul Aloe

You may not realize it, but you probably take sips of water or wine with food in your mouth all the time. In the past, you had to make sure your mouth was empty before taking a sip so no food debris got on the rim of the glass.

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