Well said though my rule of nitpicking forces me to dissagree in at least one thing...
Most things supersede manners.
Probably we have a different understanding of manners :(
For more and more people having manners means following the rules of political correctness.
For me manners have always meant to say hi on the beggining of the game, to contain oneself and not to say "fuck you" after losing a won game...or apologising after farting in public.
Manners doesn't have to exclude sincerity...
And in your statement I detect contempt to your interlocutor.
P.S. Do you follow that Crocker's Rules?
You break the main rule of them: "they don't implement reciprocity".
You should still follow other people's expectations when you talk to them..
I like the idea of the Crocker's Rules very much.
Edited 8/14/2016 00:26:53