I've noticed while here in the US, people refer to each other, in company, as him or her, or he or she and they point a lot at who they are talking about. In Ireland, and the UK this would be the height of bad manners and scorn will shower down. "Who's she? The cat's mother?" or "Point that finger again and you'll find it in the bin!" My wife would tell you, when I am in the room, even at the table, and someone refers to me as "him" and points it really freakin' bugs me and no-one sees the ignorance. I was amused to see Russell Brand being interviewed on MSNBC and he comes across this exact scenario - in the studio! - fast forward to 6 minutes if you like http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/06/russell-brand-shatters-hypnosis-of-mainstream-media-with-hilarious-high-iq-domination-of-dumbfounded-msnbc-hosts.html I'm just wondering what have you experienced which is considered good/bad manners in your home town/city/state and completely the opposite in some other place you have visited.