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Emily Post
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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...

Click here to learn how uneducated Americans in the 1860s were able to teach themselves proper manners.


Emily Post on Society Language (Photoplay Magazine, 1939)

Emily Post on Society Language (Photoplay Magazine, 1939)

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