It's tough to say where the rule began, but many believe it was part of the sit up straight rule of etiquette in the 1800's...from there it became a common practical rule as placing elbows on the table could cause the table to tip or food and utensils to be knocked on the floor.
lol...not back then, they weren't - they are now. Back then, it was all about propriety - you sat up straight, never began eating before everyone was served, all men stood whenever a woman left the table, and don't even think about lifting your soup bowl to your lips.
they dont want you to be rude, so they would like you not to have your elbows on the table. =)
Exactly that....keep your elbows off the dinner table - it's considered rude.
LOL...pretty generic....it is as it says..."Git your bows off the table!!"
Gosh, where tables really that unstable back then?
Oh come on, I seriously find this ridiculous!
I think those are good rules to follow :)
I hope it's only for the dinner table...
How is it rude though?
Thanks for your help
Breakfast too, lol