Etiquette Etymology

Did you know the etymology of the word Etiquette comes from the “Court of the French King Louis XIV, who used small placards called etiquettes, as a reminder to courtiers of accepted ‘house rules’ such as not walking through certain areas of the palace gardens”? A great fact in this fantastic article on etiquette by Ben Johnson in Historic UK, have a read if you have not already! It covers a lot of interesting points from the historical importance of British etiquette, to the evolution of what etiquette is today taking into account “multiculturalism, a changing economy and the introduction of social and gender specific equality laws”. We particularly liked how it covered the importance of business and corporate etiquette as well as the ever growing importance of social etiquette online.

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