COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Charleston has graciously accepted another title as the nation's most mannerly city, an honor rooted in its enduring tradition of Southern hospitality.
But whether the port city deserves such an honor depends on who you ask.
"Charleston is the role model for the rest of the country," said etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart, who released the latest list of polite cities Friday.
However, Andrew Hanson, who has lived in Charleston 11 years, is not convinced the city is full of charm.
"We're very good with visitors," Hanson said. "We're all over them like a cheap suit. But to those who live here -- the manners could be improved. We're not as gracious as everybody makes us out to be."
The communities known as the Quad Cities, which include Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, were the runners-up.
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