Saturday, April 9, 2016

Etiquette and New Anglophiles

Have you heard? In America, to “be English” is undoubtedly the social fashion of the present. But one should be shocked by the language!

A Bit of Anglomania

To “be English” is undoubtedly the social fashion of the present, but, as a critic of this species of affectation remarks: “American women do not, unfortunately, seem to catch the best spirit of anglicism, but, like parrots and children, pick up that objectionable slang which seems the perquisite of the fast London set, and of which that circle should be left in undisturbed possession. To hear such words from a pretty mouth as ‘I feel awfully seedy,’ ‘It's beastly hot,’ or ‘Don't tell me such rot,’ is shocking to those who are not accustomed to such speech.” — Los Angeles Herald, 1891

Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J Graber, is the Site Editor for the Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia

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