Conversation Topics to Avoid | Manners & Etiquette | Meredith Sweetpea


Ever-so-correct dinners at Downton Abbey

If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, you know that many of the scenes revolve around the dinner table. At Downton, they are very formal, both in their dining etiquette and in the topics they are allowed to discuss. Many an evening has ended up with shocked expressions as someone dared to offend the common sensibilities of the table topic.

In modern society, there are still rules about what should or should not be discussed in polite conversation, and Miss Meredith Sweetpea will attempt to list a few of the top topics to avoid in a social or dining situation.

Downton Abbey dinner 2

How does Downton do it?

Here is a quick list of topics that should be avoided in polite society:

Conversation Topics to Avoid

  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Off-color humor
  • Salary
  • Net worth
  • Economic problems
  • Job searches
  • Your sex life
  • Somebody else’s sex life
  • Someone’s sexual orientation
  • Family problems
  • Gossip
  • Age
  • Affairs
  • Criminal Activities
  • Weight
  • Bodily functions
  • Personal grooming or personal habits
  • War and terrorism

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