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Etiquette and Languages observes how people relate to each other through behaviors and speech. Find information on topics like tipping, sign language, good manners and slang.


Grammar Genius or Goon?

Grammar Genius or Goon?

Its two common for smart people too make grammar mistakes. Prove your grammatical prowess with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What language is spoken here?

What language is spoken here?

There are many languages (popular and obscure) out there — do you know all of them? Prove your linguistic prowess by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

There's a Name for That? The Obscure Word Quiz

There's a Name for That? The Obscure Word Quiz

Think you can pass our obscure word quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know your caruncles from your dactylions. See more »

10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

There is more than one historical word that people use incorrectly. View 10 historical words that don't mean what you think to get informed. See more »

Are You a Savvy or Stupid Dater? The Ultimate Dating Etiquette Quiz

Are You a Savvy or Stupid Dater? The Ultimate Dating Etiquette Quiz

Are you in the know about dating etiquette in these ever-changing times? Take this dating etiquette quiz to find out! See more »

Misused Words Quiz

Misused Words Quiz

Think you know everything about misused words? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Code Switching Works

How Code Switching Works

Code switching involves moving back and forth between two languages while in a conversation. Learn why code switching happens at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it rude to mention someone on a volatile Twitter hashtag?

Is it rude to mention someone on a volatile Twitter hashtag?

Twitter hashtags can turn into Twitter wars. Learn whether it is rude to mention someone on a volatile Twitter hashtag at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it rude to point out someone else's rudeness?

Is it rude to point out someone else's rudeness?

Manners are subjective — what you think is rude may not be to others. Learn whether it is rude to point out someone else's rudeness at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it rude to point out someone else's typos?

Is it rude to point out someone else's typos?

Correcting typos is often unnecessary. Learn whether it's rude to point out someone else's typos at HowStuffWorks. See more »