Category Archives: Etiquette History

Forks Were Once Controversial Utensils

Believe it or not, the fork was a controversial utensil and not accepted in all countries until the mid 1600s. The word fork comes from the Latin word furca, meaning pitchfork.  Many cultures made a connection between the pitchfork and … Continue reading

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George Washington Promoted Manners Too!

On this President’s Day, it seems appropriate to acknowledge George Washington, at the age of 16, copied a set of rules on manners composed by the French Jesuits in 1595 for a lesson in penmanship.  Today, these rules are published … Continue reading

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