Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Victorian etiquette quiz


This is very charming and absolutely hilarious. Common courtesy doesn't change much through the years, but I did get caught on some of the questions! I managed to get 951 out of 1000 points after playing the game as a lady then as a gentleman. 

One more thing - I'm sure a lot of you have already seen this, but if you haven't, you must watch it! So inspiring - I was smiling the whole time I watched it, and I was close to tears more than once.

Current Mood: Indescribable


EDIT: I am so sorry the link to the quiz wasn't working before!! I've fixed it up now.

10 comments:

emme said...

I've watched that video about ten times already, and I can't help but cry and get shivers every time! Simply beautiful!

~Emily

Miss Jen said...

WOW.... that was amazing thank you for sharing it, Elise!!! Amazing...simply amazing.

Love & Hugs~ Miss Jen

The Editrix said...

I'm glad you both enjoyed it. I watched it three times this morning - I just could not get the smile off my face. :-D

Livi said...

Mum showed us that video yesterday, it is beautiful!!!

The Editrix said...

It certainly is! :-D

The Jersey Homesteader said...

I have to tell you since I was a small child I loved being a lady. My grandmother and mother were very serious about how we act. I am now teaching it to my daughter. I will have to take your test. We have an old book that does the same thing and we would read it. Mannerism still matters today.

Ellie said...

Arrhhh... Somethings wrong with me! I only got one of the Lady's questions right, but I got all of the gentlemen's!

And that video is so sweet!

The Editrix said...

JH - I agree, there is certainly a place for good manners today. In the 20th century, Western society attempted to free itself from the 'shackles' of etiquette. I think we're all the poorer for it today.

Ellie - LOL, I had more trouble as a lady than as a gentleman! You're not the only one! :-D

Jo-snazz said...

I got 951 out of 1000 too! Interestingly though, I did better on the guys side! I guess its because I always notice when my brothers do something ungentlemanly and I know what they should have done to make me feel more like a lady! I don't notice on myself as much because, well, I'm myself!

The Editrix said...

Haha, yeah - I did better as a man, too!