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Manners & Minds

2006-04-28 15:19:06.058392+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Musée McCord Museum (sic): Mind Your Manners, The Victorian Period, is a set of questions (in Flash) to help you understand how well you'd fit into Victorian society. They have several other games, but this one leaped out because...

I ran across The American Conservative: Minding Our Manners. Claiming that "Egalitarianism’s assault on class aims to make us all equally rude", Theodore Dalrymple then goes on to, inadvertantly, point out that manners are the imposition of cultural conformity over reason. As I was reading that piece, I couldn't help but hear Merle Haggard's voice belting out "Proud to be an Okie from Muskogee", especially with a few decades of watching what Oklahoma has become versus those denigrated "hippies out in San Francisco"...

The game was a good reminder that such silliness transcends generations.

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