23 Old-Fashioned Etiquette Rules That Still Apply

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2. Covering Your Mouth To Yawn

If you thought we covered our mouths to stop from breathing in germs, you’d be wrong. Unless by “germs” you mean “the devil.” In ancient Rome, opening your mouth without protection was just asking for trouble. Some reported encountering yawning dogs, which caused them to yawn, and then the dog “disappeared from sight and I was seized with fever and my face was turned round backwards.” Think about that the next time you cover your mouth while yawning. Are you trying to keep away the demon dogs? If you’re yawning too much, you should work on your sleep by learning the 11 Doctor-Approved Secrets For Falling Asleep Faster Tonight.

3. Taking Your Hat Off While Indoors

Ancient knights had to lift their visors to prove that they were nice guys who weren’t looking for a fight, and that’s more or less the reason that wearing hats inside is still frowned upon. What exactly are you hiding under that hat?

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