Stef (firecat) wrote,
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For Miss Manners fans

via jenk, a really interesting interview with Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners), in which she discusses the historical origins of American manners:

http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2005-01/civility.html

Amusing excerpt:
My column has been running in the Japan Times forever, but I don't get mail from them. I asked once, in Japan, why. They said, well, it would be rude to ask me questions.
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