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?