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14 July 2012 @ 07:24 pm
A proposal for a paired set of definitions  
Well, not definitions, precisely, but how does this sound to you?

Ethics: Doing this right keeps you from fucking up someone's life.
Etiquette: Doing this right keeps you from fucking up someone's day.
 
 
zem: mattresshitchhiker on July 16th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
i think the difference is a lot more qualitative than that. ethics is about right and wrong; etiquette is an attempt to reduce social friction by assuring that common human interactions don't have to be negotiated from scratch every time.