Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Manners Maketh the Man

Britons are ruder than they were a decade ago, according to a recent survey on Monday that showed almost three-quarters of people questioned think manners should be taught at school.

A third believe bad manners are the catalyst for much of the anti-social behaviour in Britain and blamed a lack of respect for authority.

More than 90% of respondents believe parents are also failing to ensure their children learn proper manners and that bad behaviour of celebrities and footballers are setting a poor example for impressionable youngsters.

Spitting and swearing were the most offensive behaviours, it found, while queue-jumping and not saying "please" or "thank you" were other main gripes.



(Poll conducted by ITV.)

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