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What is the meaning of dinner table politics?

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September 19, 2007 8:03PM

Dinner table politics means exactly what it says. People debate

generally over politics and, in fact, it's bad manners! The dinner

table is no place to talk about politics or debate any subject.

Years ago wealthy people would eat dinner and then the men

(generally) would retire to the library or den and have their

cigars, drink port and discuss war or politics. Although women are

certainly more out spoken regarding politics it's quite acceptable

in this modern age to have dinner, leave the table and go into the

front room area or a recreational area and speak about politics or

other subjects.

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