While still a youth, George Washington transcribed over 100 Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation. Click on the link if you want to see them all, otherwise you can read the most amusing ones here
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
Shew Nothing to your Friend that may affright him
In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet
Put not off your Clothes in the presence of Others, nor go out your Chamber half Dressed.
Spit not in the Fire, nor Put your Hands into the Flames to warm them, nor Set your Feet upon the Fire especially if there be meat before it.
Shake not the head, Feet, or Legs, Roll not the Eyes, lift not one eyebrow higher than the other, wry not the mouth, and bedew no mans face with your Spittle.
Do not Puff up the Cheeks, Loll not out the tongue, thrust out the lips, or bite them or keep the Lips too open or too Close.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physicion if you be not Knowing therein.
Run not in the Streets, neither go too slowly nor with Mouth open go not Shaking yr Arms kick not the earth with yr feet, go not upon the Toes, nor in a Dancing fashion.
Happy Boxing Day!!!