At the conclusion of a long interview concerning the problems with Hollywood movies, the legendary manners guru, Emily Post, was asked just one more question - this one involved the English language: here is Emily Post's 1939 list of what to say and what not to say.
• Don't say 'brainy' - say, 'clever'.
• Don't say 'wealthy', say 'rich'.
• Don't say 'Charmed or pleased to meet you', say 'how do you do'.
• etc, etc, etc.
Emily Post had so many opinions...
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