Do people get badly confused between "chivalry" and "courtesy"?

"Chivalry" itself is a dead duck. Has been since mediaeval times. It went out with the ark. It was a form of exaggerated courtesy given by the knights of yore to men and women of 'nobility' i.e. titled men and women. It was never accorded to the likes of us on the GWS forum. (And if you thought it... show more "Chivalry" itself is a dead duck. Has been since mediaeval times. It went out with the ark. It was a form of exaggerated courtesy given by the knights of yore to men and women of 'nobility' i.e. titled men and women. It was never accorded to the likes of us on the GWS forum. (And if you thought it was just a "woman thing" then you've been watching too many Hollywood movies!)

Now if you're talking about courtesy and respect that's something quite different. It's something we need more of but some don't seem to realize that it's a two-way street.
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