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Now for something completely different (XVI)

02 Nov

she’s back in the red dress, working the Holiday Theme. and Oogie.

A Date With Judy (1950, vol. 16)

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Judith Martin (née Perlman), is better known by the pen name Miss Manners. since 1978 she has written an advice column, carried in more than 200 newspapers worldwide. her advice regarding politeness is pithy and often humorous. a few of her notable quotes that solidify the aristocratic image of Judith:

  • indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not.
  • It’s far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
  • Most people who work at home find they do not have the benefit of receptionists who serve as personal guards.
  • Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You’d be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
  • We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility.
  • We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
  • When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can’t live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed.
  • You do not have to do everything disagreeable that you have a right to do.
  • You glance at an e-mail. You give more attention to a real letter.
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