donate Books CDs HOME updates search contact

Dos and Don'ts in Photos

David Irving with his finger in his mouth

Internet photo

Do not put your fingers in your mouth
One of the elementary rules to teach your children is to never bring their fingers to their mouths when they are with others, be they members of the family in the home or strangers in public.

Fingers should be kept away from the mouth or the nose if one expects to be considered to have a minimum of urbanity. There are certain matters of personal hygiene care that are prosaic or grotesque and must be done in strict privacy. Anything involving your fingers in the mouth is included in this category.

This is why if anyone puts his finger in his mouth in public - whether from a lack of formation or as a manifestation of a disgusting humor, as seems to be the case of English historian David Irving above - he will receive a justified anathema from those who praise decorum and civility.

Don't put your fingers in your mouth.

Elaine M. Jordan

Blason de Charlemagne
Follow us

Posted December 13, 2010

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Related Topics of Interest

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    Do Smile Discreetly in Public

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    Do Wear Dignified Clothing even on Casual Occasions

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    Don't Take off Your Shoes in Public

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    Don't Make Grimaces

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    The Art of Governing the Hands and Feet

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    Cleanliness and Good Hygiene

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    About Appropriate Public Behavior

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes    St. Isidore of Seville on Dignified Manners

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Related Works of Interest

A_civility.gif - 33439 Bytes

A_family.gif - 22354 Bytes

A_courtesy.gif - 29910 Bytes

C_Formation_B.gif - 5946 Bytes

Button_Donate.gif - 6240 Bytes

C_Innocence_B.gif - 6457 Bytes

C_RCRTen_R.gif - 6807 Bytes
C_Boys_B.gif - 6721 Bytes

C_Girls_R.gif - 6742 Bytes

Dos & Don'ts  |  Home  |  Books  |  CDs  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  Donate

Tradition in Action
© 2002-   Tradition in Action, Inc.    All Rights Reserved