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Dear Gentle Reader...


In response to your query about the etiquette of selecting books for a book club, it feels to me that you are a snob that knows little to nothing about the publishing industry and knows less about writing and why people publish in general. 517 more words


It's comedy night!

Well, I’ve been roasted. This is hilarious, yet demoralizing. I wrote to Miss Manners last January and just now found where she answered me. Her answer was nice, but the comments below her column were downright hostile. 709 more words

Manners in Writings

I have been reading this terrific book entitled Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss. She is an expert on manners and the English language. I could not believe how rude I have been by not editing my writings. 52 more words

Miss Manners

Etiquette & superstition: unwanted fires around the domicile

Fancy Notioners, I must beg your forgiveness for being absent this past week and a half. I am tempted to lay the blame on this little… 315 more words


Excuse Me and Other Socially Appropriate Conversation Enders

We’ve all put out foot in our mouth at some point, and if we were lucky the people who witnessed this awful display of poor taste were kind enough to laugh it off, at least until we walked away. 518 more words

Life Coaching

wow factor

wow factor

(1980’s | journalese (film)? advertese? enginese? | “appeal,” “oomph,” “oohs and ahs,” “brilliance”)

Inasmuch as “wow” and “factor” both have relatively long and complicated histories, perhaps we should begin there before considering their union. 835 more words


Quote: Good Table Manners

Good table manners are a courtesy to the people at the tableā€¦This is how you show respect to your family and your friends.

-Junior Girls Scout Handbook, 1963…

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