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Reader’s brother-in-law invited to a party with an unusual request.
 
Miss Manners: Looking for a singular, gender-neutral pronoun
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ride-share driver wants to put the brakes on passengers comments
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Home-schooling parent heads off judgmental questions
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Lunchtime meetings should factor in food — for everyone
(The Washington Post, January 18, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘What are you doing?’ is small talk, not an accusation
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Keep the jewelry? Keep the gentleman.
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Comments about pharmacist’s youthful looks get old
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A new low: bank account numbers in wedding invitations
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Greet in-person family before electronic visitors
(The Washington Post, January 12, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Pick a different chair and get on with the meeting
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Next time, hash out the ‘loan or gift’ issue upfront
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: The etiquette of abandoned grocery carts
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Parsing the feminine honorifics
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bride went too far with the ‘you don’t have to’ caveats
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Guest worries about flouting bride’s wardrobe edicts
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Will girl’s thank-you note ‘show up’ her friend?
(The Washington Post, January 4, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Do I thank someone for complimenting my daughter?
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Husband’s restaurant rules always work in his favor
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Subway necktie routine just fine
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ignore the naysayers; keep supporting daughter’s art
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Thank-you notes: burden for ailing guest of honor?
(The Washington Post, December 29, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Thank-you gift makes club member feel like an employee
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Mama’ nickname loses charm when given to everyone
(The Washington Post, December 26, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dancer wants more space in class
(The Washington Post, December 25, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Running into the recently unfriended
(The Washington Post, December 23, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dealing with a snide sister-in-law
(The Washington Post, December 22, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Are the extra steps worth the extra awkwardness?
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Politely refusing a gift on religious grounds
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hearing others’ medical woes may cause headaches
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t let e-cards douse your holiday spirit
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No polite way to call someone stupid
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Use vagueness and humor to deflect nosy questions
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Would we care for some grammar lessons with dessert?
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Responding to those ‘call me!’ requests
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No plus-ones allowed at this work party
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Colleague’s donation request feels more like extortion
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dropping engagement ring hints
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dictatorial host takes fun out of girls’ weekend
(The Washington Post, December 8, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Cookie hog robs bank lobby
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: To hug, or not to hug, an acquaintance
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be our guest — really! We mean it!
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Storm victims need sympathy, not judgment
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be brief and vague when deflecting ‘Grandma’ questions
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Throw your party, no explanation needed
(The Washington Post, December 1, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: If carpoolers act like kids, treat them that way
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Etiquette is not the thought police
(The Washington Post, November 29, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Non-apologies not fooling anyone
(The Washington Post, November 28, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Giving oneself the benefit of the doubt, in advance
(The Washington Post, November 27, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Long-standing acquaintance feigns ignorance every year
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
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