|DON'T BE IMPOLITE|
A PRESENTATION BY HANNAH S, SHENAN D , AND ANNA D
HOW THE CODE MANIFESTS IN CULTURE
Many languages have specific means to show politeness, deference, respect, or a recognition of the social status of the speaker and the hearer.
There are two main ways in which a given language shows politeness:
in its lexicon , and in its
The T-V distinction is a common example in Western languages.
OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL RULES
- Say hello to people
- Take time to make some small talk
- Try to remember things about the other person and comment appropriately
- Always use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
- Praise and/or congratulate others on their achievements
- Don’t stand in a crowd on sidewalk, in front of an escalator, or in front of a doorway.
- Don’t @-reply the person you’re saying things about.
- If you are walking beside your friend in the hallway, at least pretend to move out of the way for the person coming toward you.
- In a coffee shop, do not sit at a four-person table if you are by yourself.
HISTORY OF POLITENESS & ITS RELEVANCE TODAY
- Started during the Enlightenment era
- Upwardly mobile middle class tried to be more like the elite by showing polite characteristics
- Rules of etiquette, such as when to show emotion, the art of elegant dress and graceful conversation and how to act courteously
- Politeness carries the same relevance as it did during the enlightenment era.
- Different forms of politeness have been added in order to keep up with the always changing society