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Why is it rude to put elbows on the table?

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It's considered rude by some people to put your elbows on the table but really, there isn't anything wrong with it. You shouldn't do it at a fancy diner because it takes up space that the people on either side of you are using to eat.

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Like many etiquette rules, mealtime elbow placement is a holdover from a bygone era. For earlier civilizations, it was a way to prevent outbreaks of violence at the table. But in a casual, familiar setting, it's totally fine to do it every once in a while.

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