Miss conduct an advice column focusing mainly on good manners and properness.
British Dictionary definitions for properness
(usually prenominal) appropriate or suited for some purpose in its proper place
correct in behaviour or conduct
excessively correct in conduct; vigorously moral
up to a required or regular standard
(immediately postpositive) (of an object, quality, etc) referred to or named specifically so as to exclude anything not directly connected with it his claim is connected with the deed proper
(postpositive) foll by to. belonging to or characteristic of a person or thing
(prenominal) (Brit, informal) (intensifier) I felt a proper fool
(usually postpositive) (of heraldic colours) considered correct for the natural colour of the object or emblem depicted three martlets proper
(maths, logic) (of a relation) distinguished from a weaker relation by excluding the case where the relata are identical. For example, every set is a subset of itself, but a proper subset must exclude at least one member of the containing set See also strict (sense 6)
(archaic) pleasant or good
(Brit, dialect) (intensifier) he's proper stupid
(informal) good and proper, thoroughly to get drunk good and proper
the parts of the Mass that vary according to the particular day or feast on which the Mass is celebrated Compare ordinary (sense 10)
early 13c., "adapted to some purpose, fit, apt," from O.Fr. propre (11c.), from L. proprius "one's own, particular to itself," from pro privo "for the individual." Proper name "belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question," is from late 13c., a sense also preserved in astronomical proper motion (c.1300). Meaning "socially appropriate" is first recorded 1704.