Victorian Etiquette Rules That Are Now Completely Outdated

Men Weren’t Allowed To Curse Infront Of Women

old victorian photo of man kissing a woman sitting down
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Women are the fairer sex, which means that men had to watch their mouths around them. You don’t want a lady to hear you swearing like a sailor. Men were not allowed to use curse words or discuss “impolite subjects” when ladies were around.

Nowadays, women swear just as much as men do. Cursing doesn’t really have anything to do with gender at all. While cursing is still considered impolite, it happens much more than it used to.