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September 13th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mama0807 View Post
I do not use this saying. I think children should be able to contribute to the dinner table conversation and I always took this saying to mean that kids were not allowed to speak if the adults were, ykwim?

I'm a fan of indoor voice/outdoor voice, though.
ditto im thinking it was more recently used to keep kids from always interrupting adults trying to have a conversation
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