The term gentleman in its original and strict signification, denoted a well-educated man of good family and distinction,
In modern speech, the term is usually democratised so as to include any man of good, courteous conduct, (thank you wikipedia)
I watched this clip from the ‘morning joe’ show where they had an editor from GQ magazine on to talk about what makes a gentlemen and the ‘Better men, Better world’ annual award. Watch it here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/45101118#45059881
Better men, Better World –> [excerpt from the video]
Questions: The definition of a gentleman changes through the decades, what is a gentleman today in a time of austerity and suffering?
Answer: a sense of confidence and sense of purpose. you can look good and be smart. – GQ magazine
Interesting. what do you think makes a gentleman today?
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