From the monthly archives:

December 2012

“I’d shake your hand but…”

by Peter Post on December 31, 2012

Entry originally appeared in Peter Post’s E Word blog for The Boston Globe. A friend of mine had an accident recently while riding her bike. End result was broken bones, which necessitated casts on both of her hands. Fortunately, her thumb and forefinger on her right hand and her thumb forefinger and middle finger on […]

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Q: I’m unhappy when I hear former presidents and other ex-officials addressed as “Mister.”  Doesn’t this belittle their importance?  I was taught to address people with the highest title or position they’ve achieved in their career. A: You’ve waded into the quagmire of what’s “proper” here, so bear with me.  When addressing a former president […]

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Open Thread

by epi on December 31, 2012

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

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Buttermilk Feather Cake with Nutmeg

by epi on December 28, 2012

It’s featherlight, moist from the buttermilk, and nutmeg scented – simply scrumptious. Because it’s so restrained, it’s versatile, good with pear compote and crème fraîche or whipped cream, or in season with juicy ripe fruit (like peeled, lightly sugared peaches, pitted sliced plums, or berries), or just pristinely on its own. P.S. Don’t skimp on […]

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Open Thread

by epi on December 28, 2012

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Q: On my job, the staff works together at a “front central desk” where we interact with the public.  We also have a regular office, away from the public.  We all go by the honor system when it comes to splitting our time between the two locations.  I have one co-worker, however, who never seems […]

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Open Thread

by epi on December 27, 2012

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Preschool Party Pooper: When Your Child Has Too Many Invites

by Cindy Post Senning on December 26, 2012

This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. This morning I happened to notice today’s question on Emily Post’s […]

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Q: I received a ‘save the date’ wedding announcement from two people that I do not know. I’m not sure why they sent it to me (maybe someone they know shares the same name as mine). I checked out their website to make sure I didn’t know them, and I’m positive I don’t, or don’t […]

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Open Thread

by epi on December 26, 2012

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

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