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Using the wrong silverware is not the end of the world and is a minuscule matter in the world of etiquette.
 
Miss Manners: No excuse is necessary for declining sales party invitation
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Online status update: Leave me alone!
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gifts require acknowledgment. Period.
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Restaurant hostess spares all from diaper
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Solicit cash for kids only if you would return the favor
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Husband wants to flout wedding dress code
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t give compliments to those who can’t accept them
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2014; 5:38 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Canceled invitation gets lost in casual online use
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2014; 4:57 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Friendship based on bickering seems to work for both sides
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Accusation deserves a response but not an answer
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Courtship took a long time in Jane Austen’s day
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Escape biased friends by making new ones
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Workplace treats aren’t worth the accompanying insults
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2014; 5:17 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Expect public comments when private news is announced
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2014; 5:18 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Nicknames for baby are beyond mother’s control
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2014; 5:27 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Host’s alcohol prohibition is thwarted by her guests
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No matter how you phrase it, offer your thanks sincerely
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Fishing for an invitation requires the right bait
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Expressing sympathy online may come off as insincere
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2014; 5:28 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Graduation cake is to be eaten, not reserved
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Souvenirs from previous boyfriend are better left unused
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Online sportsmanship requires a gracious winner
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Opting out of social media is not being anti-social
(The Washington Post, May 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Limit smartphone spy app to family
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2014; 8:38 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Thank-you for questionable gift can be subtle reproof
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2014; 6:26 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Baby may have final say in what to call grandma
(The Washington Post, May 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Memo to locker room: Get dressed!
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wife would like to say goodbye to husband’s hellos
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some mamas prefer ‘ma’am’
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Take a break from texting
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hair unbecoming an academic’s wife? Hang on, maybe it’ll come back into style.
(The Washington Post, May 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Inquiring minds should keep it simple
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2014; 6:00 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t post anything that might offend a future boss
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hats send a message, regardless of the sun
(The Washington Post, April 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Declining an invitation doesn’t require a lecture
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2014; 5:30 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Finesse nosy strangers with thank-you and then move on
(The Washington Post, April 20, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gift of DNA swab kits is relatively unwelcome
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Pushy person deserves gentle verbal shove
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: How to silence a dinner party boor
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Daughter’s uninvited guest puts host in awkward position
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Granddaughter is one touch cookie seller
(The Washington Post, April 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘American commoner’ is contradiction in terms
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Baby announcement is not a command to purchase supplies
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: You can eat your food as well as admire it
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Scolding boss should be confronted in private
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Reading is rude in the company of others
(The Washington Post, March 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Support your country by not being rude
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Crank letters need no response
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Food not to your liking doesn’t need to be announced
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
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