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The death of manners by Kristin Marino | March 5, 2012 Please. Thank you. No, sir. Yes, ma’am. If these words sound foreign to you, it’s because we are in the middle of a rude awakening: manners, it seems, are dead in today’s society—and it’s not going unnoticed. In fact, 76% of adults believe Americans are ruder and less civilized than they were 20 or 30 years ago.