It seems as though Etiquette 'rule' XIX-A is not in the true spirit of the game. Here's why:
"If a foul is committed and not called, the player who committed the foul should inform the infracted player of the foul."
Yet foul rule XVI-I-3 says:
"A foul can only be called by the player who has been fouled and must be announced by loudly calling out the word foul! immediately after the foul has occurred."
Now these rules are consistent. No problems there. I can follow both rules and not "feel illogical". The following situation just seems a bit unspirited:
- foul happens
- no call
- I say "by the way, you fouled me"
- he says "Foul"
- I say "sorry too late, you can't call a foul"
- I say "HA!"
To do otherwise is not consistent with the rules....other than the whole HA thing....
[see link for quoted rules]