It is considered poor form for a gentleman to wear spats to bed.
Clear broth is eaten with a broth sponge, which on a properly set table is placed to the northeast of the soup plate (or southwest in the southern hemisphere).
It is considered gauche to use one’s relatives as human shields when confronting the police. Choose a random stranger instead.
Reigning monarchs are generally permitted only one beheading at each formal state dinner, except in cases of insurrection.
In greeting a United States Senator at a public function, a citizen is allowed one sarcastic remark. Remember that other people are standing in line.
When a gentleman addresses a lady with whom he is not acquainted as “babe,” it is permissible for the lady to take steps to ensure that the gentleman shall not reproduce.
Although asparagus may be eaten with the fingers, at formal functions it is usually served with a pair of long-nosed pliers.