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Are You Polite?

Have you heard the phrase “polite society”? What does it mean to you? No really. What do YOU think it means?

It’s an important question to answer. 380 more words


Storytime: You Can't Buy Manners

I’ve always been interested in all things etiquette and manners because I think its becoming a lost art in our world. I don’t consider myself a snob about it and I understand that a lot of people don’t find it important enough to understand the value of a handwritten thank you note, know which direction to pass the bread, or if its appropriate to use your cell phone at the table. 1,014 more words


September 13, 1938: Would You Be So Kind

Judith Martin, born September 13, 1938, was a journalist, covering social events at the White House and embassies, before becoming a theater and film critic. In 1978, she changed direction and began writing on the… 506 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

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