What are ten table manners?

The top ten table manners are:

  1. Chew with your mouth closed.
  2. Avoid slurping, blowing your nose, or other gross noises. (If you really have to, excuse yourself).
  3. Don't shove your food in with your utensils.
  4. Don't pick your teeth.
  5. Use your napkin, not your pants.
  6. Swallow before sipping a drink.
  7. Cut your food one piece at a time properly.
  8. Sit up straight and keep elbows off the table.
  9. Don't reach across the table; politely ask for something to be passed.
  10. Say "excuse me" before you leave the table.

The traditional Top Ten Table manners are:

  1. Don't sit before you host or hostess is seated.
  2. Keep your napkin on your lap when it's not in use.
  3. If you have servers at the table, say "please" and "thank you" to them.
  4. Be a pleasant table companion to your neighbors; don't discuss contentious topics.
  5. If you must leave the table for any reason, just stand and excuse yourself. No explanation is necessary.
  6. Gentlemen, if a lady next to you gets up, assist her with her chair.
  7. No slurping , open -mouthed mastication, or talking with your mouth full.
  8. Ask politely to have things passed to you.
  9. Rise when your hostess rises to signal the meal's end. The host only performs this function in the absecence of a designated hostess. The woman always takes precedence.
  10. Leave your napkin on the right side of your plate, NOT on the seat. It may stain the upholstery.