How is the word `etiquette' pronounced?
(Sudhesh Kumar Rajpal, Palampur)
The `e' in the first syllable
and the `ue' in the third are
pronounced like the `e' in
`set', `bet', and `pet'. The `i' is
like the `i' in `kit', `hit', and
`pit', and the following `q' is
like the `k' in `king', `kiss', and
`kill'. The final `e' is silent; the
word is pronounced `etiket'
with the stress on the first syllable.
This is one way of pronouncing
Every society has its own
rules and conventions which
determine polite behaviour
in a given social situation. Etiquette
refers to the formal
rules which govern `socially
acceptable behaviour'. These
are the rules we observe in
our social and professional
There was a time when
etiquette was considered important
in our country.
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