Sunday, January 15th, 2017

East and West Book Club Meeting

Minutes by Ellen

Time: Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Participants: Yang, Ellen, Eric, YoYo, KiKi, Sierra, Kerry, Sophia, Annie, Lishan, Jewel, and Christine

Book: Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour


Read pages: 67-69, finished A Gay Introduction, The Unspeakable Introduction, Introducing Servants, Introducing Children, Introducing Undesirable Relatives, Introducing the Roof Principle


Continuing the introduction, you could use the words, “I have the honour to present,” or “I would like to introduce you to,” for introductions. If you have forgotten the name of person, always introduce the person whose name you remember. In a gay introduction, introduce the homosexual couple normally, such as “How do you do?” and “How do you do?” When questioning ones relationship with another, introduce people by their names (example: when they are living together but not married). When introducing servants, a decent introduction would be using their last name (example: “This is Mary Jewel; Mary, Mr. Brown will be occupying the Queen’s Bedroom.”) Introducing Children: you should first introduce yourself as the parent or guardian instead of waiting for the child to introduce themselves. When introducing undesirable relatives, you should mention your preferred relative first, so it seems like you have no affiliation towards the relative you dislike. The roof principal talks about being “under the same roof” as someone else, which implies you need to get along. If you were introduced badly, you could start off with saying, I believe we were in class together.” If you were properly introduced, then use a past event, such as saying, “I believe we met at the Wintergreens’ last Christmas.”

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