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Social graces are skills used to interact politely in social situations. They include manners, etiquette (the specific accepted rules within a culture for the application of universal manners), deportment and fashion. These skills were once taught to young women at a finishing school or charm school. The focus of social graces has changed over the last century, recently with an emphasis on business etiquette and international protocol.
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- (* this link is commercial advertising *) The Slightly Rude But Much Needed Guide to Social Grace & Good Manners Britiquette Series eBooks (2007).