Yes, my password is: What they made of this double meaning, it’s difficult to say. Your mannerisms and behavioral characteristics make you who you are. No, manners refers to “mannerisms” or characteristics. I guess I’ll be the first person on this thread to admit that he didn’t know “manners” could be singular, and assumed that “maketh” was an uneducated error for “make” by somebody who wanted to sound old-timey.
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Manners maketh man – Idioms by The Free Dictionary
A sense of fair play. I’m sorry, but the word manners is not related to the word mahner. Does anyone actually think that this would “make the man”?
I came upon it as the top result in a Google search, so this is for the benefit of any others who might do the same. GlenfarclasMay 1, To hear that so many of our students intervened to stop this crime restores mameth faith in the youth of the world.
Last edited by a moderator: I shan’t try to propose any sort of explanation or thesis on the possible interpretations and intentions other than what I already have: I guess I’ll be the first person on this thread to admit that he didn’t know “manners” could be singular, and assumed that “maketh” was an uneducated error for “make” by somebody who wanted to sound old-timey. THEY say manners maketh man – or at least they used to.
Hermione GolightlySep 27, LoobMay 2, No, create an account now.
The meaning we all see, “Manners are the basis of our society”, is probably also the meaning our 14th Century mahner would have noticed first, but being Oxford students they can hardly have failed to spot soon afterwards that there is an obvious second meaning, “Manners are created by our society”. LoobMay 1, DonnangeloApr 15, Manners maketh man – Idioms by The Free Dictionary https: Mister MicawberApr 15, Share This Page Tweet.
Manners maketh man
If “manners maketh man” as someone said Then he’s the hero of the day It is a Sting’s song. William of Wykeham -Motto of Winchester College and New College, Oxford It is by politeness, etiquette and charity that society is saved from falling into a heap of savagery. The responses to this post, I think, have missed the very thing which makes this quote so brilliant – the double meaning.
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IstarionJun 15, Log in or Sign up. MANNERS maketh manso the saying goes, and it’s certainly true for this bunch of polite youngsters who have graduated with honours from Birmingham’s school of etiquette. Doing the right thing on all occasions.
This phrase is typically attributed to 14th-century bishop William of Wykeham. Unless, of course, the college founder himself was unaware of this possible interpretation – in which case I apologize all the more for my unnecessary post.
Guys- I don’t fault the Uruguyan guy for not understanding this, but the word “manners” is not meant to reflect table manners and saying please and thank you and calling your elders Sir and Mam. ParlaSep 27, Is that because it’s an old saying.
SuburbantarzanSep 9, Do you already have an account? Discussion makeyh ‘ English Only ‘ started by DonnangeloApr 15, Nowadays it perhaps doesn’t sound so plausible, but in the late 14th Century reversal of word orders was exceedingly common.