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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: esme
2006-03-25 06:42 pm (UTC)
I use 'beg pardon?' a lot, especially when someone is being a real doofus. Much like you, when my eyebrow goes up, the fun is over! ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-26 01:31 am (UTC)
hehe. Yay eyebrow hate!
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