Friday, February 3, 2017

Excuse Me or I'm Sorry?

When a lady needs to move past someone, she says, "Excuse me, please."  She doesn't say, "Sorry,"  because there is no reason to apologize for her presence or her need to pass.

"I'm terribly sorry," is only said when a lady has unintentionally caused some kind of trespass or damage, such as spilling a drink or bumping into someone.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Responding to Invitations

When responding to an invitation, no matter how casually extended, a lady never uses the verb invite as a noun by saying, "Thanks for the invite."

She acknowledges the kindness with a focus on the other person by saying, "Thank you for inviting me," or "I really appreciate your invitation..."  The millennial trend of replacing "invitation" with "invite" has the subtle effect of minimizing the hospitality of the host or hostess and the courtesy being extended.

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