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5 Things Rich People Just Don't Talk About

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Amid the shouting heads of 24-hour news, the anonymous slurs of comments fields and the single-digit sign language of the daily commute, is there any corner of the globe where decorum is still alive and well?

Look no further than the world's Top 1%.

As international financial advisory agency deVere Group discovered while conducting a survey, civil conversation and social taboos apparently have become luxury items. It recently asked 1,125 clients with investable assets of more than $1.5 million which subject was the most difficult to discuss with family, friends and colleagues. Answers came in from the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, but general consensus worldwide is that there are just some things you don't talk about even in close company -- never mind in a mixed group that might not be so careful with what you confide.

Though deVere seemed to have a vested interest in one particular survey answer, we found all of the survey's Top 5 answers fascinating in their own right. With just about all of them fair game on message boards, panels of pundits and long holidays where each family dinner becomes a conversational minefield, we take a look at just why some of the wealthiest people still consider them socially inappropriate:

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