10/21/2011 08:46 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Reality TV Versus 'Emily Post's Etiquette'

According to its publishers, the 18th edition of "Emily Post's Etiquette," released this week, is the last word on "Manners For A New World." But do we still need manners in the so-called New World?

To answer this question, we turned to that medium that supposedly (in name, at least) reflects who we are now: reality TV. Here are some clips of reality TV moments accompanied by Emily Post's advice on approaching the scenario at hand.


Reality TV Versus Emily Post