Date: Sun, 30 Oct 1994 17:58:37 -0800 From: Judith Rascoe Subject: Re: offending idiot --the "Born in a barn" thread makes me think of our family joke (and mild scold) of people who show bad manners at the table with their "boarding house reach." Interesting how these two relics of another era hang on. Anybody else have any examples of lingering archaisms that refer to polite (or impolite) behavior?