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Miss Manners: Engagement ring is for future bride, not her friends
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Accident survivor wearies of being told of ‘luck’
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Co-worker’s sweet treats inspire slightly sour response
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Whether pregnancy is planned is no one’s business
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Father’s Day isn’t happy for dads who have lost a child
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Girl, 7, has some very good questions about etiquette
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Introduction of mom-to-be depends on if she sticks around
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: News of deployment does not always require sympathy
(The Washington Post, June 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Friendly next-door neighbor must be told he’s just a friend
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Using host’s Wi-Fi password is not an automatic right
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Just FYI, you may need to give the 411 first
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Objections to phone calls must be presented with care
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Respond to remark meant to provoke with cool restraint
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Eating spaghetti requires a fork, not a spoon
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Young dandy doesn’t seem to know rule about hats indoors
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Spontaneity can be another form of disrespect
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Happy Memorial Day’ doesn’t quite fit the bill
(The Washington Post, May 24, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dishwasher drama can be easily avoided
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Loud talking in fitness class gets equally loud response
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Artists working in public would prefer to draw in peace
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Departed friend’s relatives post party pics after funeral
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: New caller ID has supplanted old verbal ID
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some moms want Mother’s Day recognition from all
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2015; 10:42 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Motherhood should not drive away true friends
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Restaurant servers aren’t supposed to be mind readers
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Counter elevator command with a little teasing
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Apartment’s romantic pairings leave roommate without a bed
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: To get manager off speakerphone, claim bad connection
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A random act more creepy than kind
(The Washington Post, April 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t take ‘how are you?’ too seriously
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Business apology is good manners and good sense
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mismatched flatware has much to recommend it
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Colleague’s giving birth prompts confusing remark
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hope your uninvited guests will see it as a favor
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Tearing meat with your hands is not a good idea
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gay man’s family won’t accept partner as husband
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Server’s query is not invitation for a review
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Selfie party’ can be gracious occasion for all guests
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Finding your soul mate is not like hooking a fish
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Introduction of new spouse to ex may be unavoidable
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Send thanks, rather than announcement, to former profs
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Aunt wants the last word in what she is called
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Picky eater gets no pass from his grandparents
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Rather than a thank-you note, a photo of one
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some invited guests hold off for better offer
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Find another finger for second engagement ring
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Closing blinds will block view into neighbors’ bathroom
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Vegetarian’s options don’t need to be broadcast
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: For intrusive questions, polite evasion is best
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
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