different times, different manners

different times, different manners

People of different generations or periods in history have different moral, ethical, or social standards or customs governing the way they speak, act, and interact. A: "Watching the horrible, blatant racism in old movies can be pretty startling." B: "different times, different manners, huh?" I can still remember when you'd be a pariah if you had a child out of wedlock, but these days it's nearly more common than not. different times, different manners, I suppose.
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