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Miss Manners Suggests Warning Words. [Mar. 24th, 2006|09:54 pm]
[mood |thirstythirsty]
[music |A really AWFUL movie. Motel Hell.]

"I beg your pardon."

This is the best all-purpose warning that the other person has transgressed. Different degrees of anger can be expressed by it.

"I beg your pardon?"

Asked with raised eyebrows means "You'd better explain that you did not mean what you actually said."

A loud "I beg your pardon!" means "Retreat this instant!"

Or so says Miss Manners... I can't believe I bought this book. LOL

[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-24 09:02 pm (UTC)

This book I got at a thrift store for cheapand thought it might have some Random info in it, and it's called "Miss Manners' Guide for the Turn-Of-The-Millenium. (Explicit, Practical, and Entertainingadviceon social, business and personal etiquette) written by Judith Martin. :)

It's sitting beside me, can you tell?
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-03-24 09:10 pm (UTC)
My 'Guide' is on my desk as well.
Heh, one of my friends think I could beat anyone in an Etiquette-Off... With that tome, I would be unstoppable!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-24 09:14 pm (UTC)
You would! Muahahaha!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-24 09:16 pm (UTC)
You would be unstoppable! Look how much there is!
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-03-24 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oooooooh, I'm like a kid in a candy shop!
Wait... what does this say about MY childhood?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-24 09:19 pm (UTC)

Your grandma's would be proud.
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