Sex, Politics and Religion

Taboo Topics

As a child I was always reminded of the social etiquette that there were taboo subjects at the dinner table. The big three of course were sex, politics and religion. Little has changed in my mind except that my dinner table has been replaced by my blog where I try to set the same rules. I must admit though that I have transgressed the polite social line on a few occasions. When I have wandered over the line, I am immediately reminded of my folly in breaking the manners associated with polite conversation by being thumped by very vocal commenters. These three taboo subjects are probably taboo because they offer the instant possibility of

Taboo Topics

Taboo Topics

As a child I recall being told that there were certain topics of conversation that were considered taboo at the dinner table. These were of course the classic threesome of sex, religion and politics. This advice still holds true for me when I sit down to scribble out my blog posts. In addition to the classic three, I would add other taboo topics such as bus accidents, racism, mass drownings, nuclear accidents, Catholic priest gags, English cooking tips, Justin Bieber and anything to do with understanding women. There are of course other topics that require caution and I try to avoid any reference to relationship advice, sexually transmitted diseases, birth