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You are sitting in a lovely restaurant Dim candlelight and soft music is playing elegantly in the background creating a sensual ambience Across the table looking at you is the most beautiful woman you have had the opportunity to take out on a date Her tantalizing perfume is soft All you can think about is how perfect she is You are relaxed confident and smooth You lean back in your chair as you listen intently to the story she tells you While listening to her you let out the most rancid boisterous obnoxious burp Repulsed by the dreadful obscenity the woman that you were so fortunate to speak with storms out and leaves you This is not the behavior of a gentleman I will attempt to explain to you the origin of being a gentleman enlighten you on how to act like a gentleman and emphasize the importance of this behaviorThe word gentleman comes from the etymological Latin word gentilis meaning tribesman or belonging to the same gens That word is later used in the French language as gentilhomme the Italian as gentil uomo the Spainish as gentilhombreEventually the word is used in the English language as gentleman Though many different cultures and languages this word as been used to describe a civilized educated sensitive or well-mannered man More importantly this word is not just a word used in a sentence but being a gentleman is living a life that possesses chivalrous qualities whose character conforms to a high standard of decorum In the early Victorian era being recognized as gentlemen was based on your social class If you were an aristocrat you were assumed that position but if you were a laboring man this title was never given to you Not until recent history when cast systems were eliminated were men able to be the labeled as gentleman Having more of an emphasis on ones moral attitude and respectability than their
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