Etiquette (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun etiquette. You can see its French lineage. It means “the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life.”

Sheesh. I’m kind of surprised to see the locution “good breeding” used in connection with anything but race horses anymore. Also, is is just me, or does this word possess an onomatopoeic quality? I’ve always thought it was a dainty word that characterized, well, dainty behavior.

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