Edicate or Etiquette: An Educating Experience

May 14, 2012 by

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Etiquette not Edicate

The Difference Between Edicate and Etiquette

So, I don’t know if you have noticed it yet, but you are probably here because you have been looking for facts about Edicate instead of Etiquette.  Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone – honestly!  As a matter of fact, I’m only writing this because I had spelled it ‘edicate’ for years before I realized my mistake!

Luckily for us, not spelling etiquette correctly has no bearing on our manners.  Indeed, you can have good edicate and be successful, just so long as you don’t have bad etiquette; this is a road best not traveled.  To be honest though, it matters so little how you spell it and so much more how you practice it, so let’s just take this attitude with us, compound our error and call it edicate anyhow.

Now, since you are here, let’s discover a little about edicate and how important it is in today’s world.

A Little History of Edicate

Because eating is such a vital part of our lives, social customs for dining together arose when man discovered fire made things a lot tastier.  The trust that is represented by eating one’s meals with another person made reciprocity a necessity, hence social graces were born.  Consider the custom of clinking one’s glasses together in a toast, originally started by the custom of pouring one’s own drink into the host’s glass to ensure the guest’s cup wasn’t poisoned.  If the guest wished to show he trusted the host, he simply clinked the host’s glass and drank without mixing the two drinks. Too the cost of a few lives I would presume?

Many of the modern edicate practices we use today, originated in the royal court of France during the 17th and 18th Centuries.  Because the nobles didn’t work, they spent much of their time perfecting elaborate customs for social occasions that were meant to give extra pomp and majesty to the occasion.  Of course, this was just expanding on the elegance of the shared meal and all that it entails, only with much more ceremony.  Nobles drew up lists of accepted behavior for social situations, calling the list “The Etiquette” which is derived from the French “ticket.”

So as you can see, edicate is actually based on building trust and formalizing relationships.  This is why it’s so important in many social situations and business meetings. For instance, in today’s society there are still requirements to adhere to a form of proper edicate in the following areas as well:


Business Dining

Social Dining

Modern communications(Email/Face/Twitter etc)

Golf Etiquette

In life you find first impressions count and in business in particular, this can invariably be over a lunch or dinner. Being able to be counted on by your company to conduct yourself correctly during a business dinner, is more important than ever in today’s global economy.  Business leaders want someone they can trust to go out there and close deals, not squander opportunities because they didn’t know to wait until the host begins to eat before starting to eat themselves or talking with your mouth full of food. (Tip: Cut and eat only small pieces of food, allowing yourself to quickly chew your food and rejoin the conversation.)

In fact, almost half of all business deals that go south, do so because of improper edicate while dining.

This is why many employers will conduct dinner meetings with prospective employees, to observe how they interact with waiters, spouses and employers, so being able to better judge their character and ability to negotiate a business dinner following correct table etiquette.  Therefore if you want to ensure a long and healthy business career, perfect your table edicate today!

For a great resource on Business Dining and Table Etiquette click here.

Edicate for Social Dining

Going out on first dates, second dates, double dates, one thousandth dates, couple dates…the possibilities for dining occasions are endless.  What if there was just one set of rules that dictated how you act at all of these dining experiences?  There is and it’s called social edicate.  From folding napkins on your lap, to eating with dining silverware from the outside in, there are an elaborate set of rules that are both easy to follow and essential to the dining experience. Obviously you are not going to need these at the local fast food joint,  but there will come a time when you when you could be staring down at 10 different bits cutlery, 3 drinking glasses and assorted flatware (plates etc) and look to the heavens for help and inspiration…

By using proper social edicate you can ensure that all of your relationships will grow stronger and you will be viewed as a gracious and elegant lover, friend, partner or acquaintance.  When you achieve this status, you can be sure your dinner invitations will continue to roll in, opening up opportunities that would never be afforded to a person with poor edicate. To learn more about Dining Edicate please click the link.

Wedding Edicate

There is the potential for more noses being put out of joint in this one scenario, than in an entire boxing tournament. You are not planning this wedding for yourself, you are planning to keep everybody else happy. In-laws, friends and family, everybody has their own opinion on what they should be doing and where they should be. The only way to navigate this successfully is to follow wedding edicate to the ‘T’, it is your get out of jail card… Because you are going to upset somebody – guaranteed!

From bridesmaids to invitations to speeches to seating plans, oh the list goes on… The major issue you have is, the people you are trying to keep happy are usually intimate family and friends, who you will be interacting with on a regular basis for years to come.

If you don not have a wedding planner, then the next best thing is to follow the same edicate guidelines as they would themselves. Follow this guide to keep everybody happy or least absolve yourself of any blame if the inevitable does happen?

Golf Edicate

Now here is a sport that has edicate engrained into its absolute core. If there ever was a game that can teach you everything you need to know about a person, then golf is it.

Golf has to be the most infuriating game ever invented and it is this element that can show an individuals true character and lack of edicate. There is a whole raft of rules that intertwine themselves in edicate and fair play.

If you are going to play golf, whether it be at a Country Club, a Championship venue or the local municipal course, the rules and golf edicate are the same. Period.

You will be expected to know how to behave in every instance, whether its who tee’s off, putt’s first or simply when not to talk. You will be expected to police yourself on the golf course, but, there is probably not another scenario like it, where you will be watched or scrutinized more on your edicate by your playing partners.

To get yourself a better understanding of golf and its edicate, check this out.

Modern Edicate

With the advent of the internet, a whole new form of edicate for the modern generation has emerged. Whether it is for email, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform. There are plenty of do’s and don’ts to follow that might bewilder the older generation or anyone coming to this revolution in communication late.

This is a complex issue to the uninitiated and can be a lesson learned in public on the social networks, as your bad edicate it is there for all to see. Check out my modern edicate infographic to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Learning More On Proper Edicate

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg.  You may have gotten here due to a misspelling, but you sure have come to the right place.  We invite you to look around at our many informative articles on edicate which can be found here.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in edicate guides, please check out the links at the top of sidebar.

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Modern Edicate

Apr 27, 2012 by

A nice Info-graphic on Modern Edicate.

Modern Edicate is a new concept, brought on buy the onset of the digital age and is now considered just as important as the more established rules of etiquette that are more familiar to us all. And yes I am aware of the misspelling, but this is a site dedicated to the misspellers of this world….

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Modern Edicate

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