Open Thread

September 6, 2014

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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Scheduling Snafus: What to do When You’ve Committed to Something that Doesn’t Work

September 5, 2014

Q: I have a new friend and we decided to walk weekly. At first, we walked one day of the week, but now we set a different day. I can’t get a hang of the new day. I’ve rudely but inadvertently stood her up twice because of this change. The first time I sent her […]

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September 5, 2014

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Something Smells: How do I Kindly Tell a Friend that they Have Very Bad Breath?

September 4, 2014

Q: How do I politely tell a friend that they have very bad breath? A: In private, tell them that LATELY you have noticed that their breath is pretty strong and while you don’t mind too much, you don’t want them to be embarrassed when with others. It could be a medical issue, a matter […]

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September 4, 2014

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Announcement – ‘Awesome Etiquette’ Podcast Launch!

September 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Awesome Etiquette Q&A podcast is now LIVE! The Emily Post Institute is thrilled to be partnered with American Public Media’s new podcast network Infinite Guest to bring you Awesome Etiquette hosted by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning As your hosts, we’ll talk about etiquette in our own […]

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Dish Delivery: Proper way to Return Dishes

September 3, 2014

Q: I have always been told that it is ‘rude’ to return a dish to a person empty. Therefore, when I am returning a dish, say after a holiday meal when others have brought food, and left their dishes for me to wash (just a little sarcism!), I always put something in it. I may […]

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September 3, 2014

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Random Remarks: How Can I Tell My Friend that Not Everyone Needs to know Everything?

September 2, 2014

Q: I follow a religion that is a minority religion, as does a friend of mine. My problem is when we are at social functions my friend has to let everyone she is talking to know that we are a different religion. While we are proud of it, the problem is that we are not […]

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Open Thread

September 2, 2014

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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