That is the name of the new book I got at Half-Price for 50cents on clearance, but, in it, are some fascinating facts about history's grossest, wackiest moments ( as advertised on the cover, lol.)
I thought I would share.
It was a toss up since this is a plumbing site, should I first go with something about TP, or something which is my number 1# Pet Peeve. I thought about this, and decided on my number 1# Pet Peeve. BAD TABLE MANNERS, here goes.
Moms have been yelling at their kids for centuries about their table behavior. Here's a proof--actual rules from European table manner guides that date back several centuries. (Remember---at mealtimes everyone usually shared one big plate.) did you know that, I didn't...
*From the 13th century:
Do not fall upon a dish like a swine, while eating, or snorting disgustedly.
Do not gnaw on a bone and then put it back in the dish
*From the 14th century:
Do not blow your nose in the tablecloth*
*From the 15th century:
Do not put back on the plate what has been in your mouth
* Nose blowing at the table was a big no-no. But, what if you had to? It was quiet acceptable to blow your nose into your fingers. There were no tissues in those days and hardly anyone had hankerchiefs either.
That's it... blow your nose in your fingers around me and you will lose them, lol.