Friday, October 19, 2007

What the Heck Does RSVP Mean?

Okay, I'm going to do it.

This post is about the definition of R.S.V.P.

If you already know what it means, you can skip this post.

R.S.V.P. comes form the French phrase "répondez s'il vous plaît" which basically means to please respond.

So evidently some people ignore these four little letters because they didn't take French in school.

Or some people think that means, "only if I feel like it."

Some people use R.S.V.P. as a verb; "Yes, I am rsvp-ing to your invitation."

Or some people just are totally mystified.

Where is Emily Post when we need her?

If you'd like to read more go to here.

If I were the judge and jury on this, I'd sentence each offender to time chairing an event that has food involved. And for this event I wouldn't let anyone R.S.V.P.

What's you take on this wisp of etiquette in the business world?


Louise Kahle said...
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Louise Kahle said...

Not responding to an RSVP? It's an effect of today's society. Rudeness is rampant. Etiquette is considered old-fashioned.
It's just plain good manners!
Didn't your mama teach you better?

cn said...

okay i was invited to a halloween party next week and it said R.S.V.P and im like i know what it means but what do the letters stand for?

Anonymous said...

booyah... i knew that!