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    Does anyone know what RSVP means?









    I am sitting here making out my son's birthday invitations, and It has gotten to the point that i have to write on the invite to please call and tell us if you can come, because for some strange reason no one seems to know what RSVP means anymore!!!

    The lack of MANNERS, ETIQUETTE, and MORAL DECENCY in this world is just appalling! :bang3: :bang3: :bang3: :bang3:



    Oh I just have to tell you what my 5 year old did yesterday he was so sweet!!! We went to football practice and when we were parking he told me to take my seat belt off, but wait for him, because he wanted to open my door for me, so i could get out. Isnt that sweet !!!!!! He actually did it to!!! He may actually grow up to be a very nice gentleman!
     
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    Yep. It means: respondez s'il vous plait. English translation: respond if you please.

    No one answers your request anymore. People don't want to tell you no so they don't bother. And the ones that show up, well they couldn't find anything else to do so, why not attend?
    They never stop to think about the expense you go to. Even for weddings & other formal occassions.
    Don't even want to get started on 'manners'!
     
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    I always thought it meant Respond very promptly?
     
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    Sometimes you get an invitation that says: RSVP REGRETS ONLY.

    Which means exactly what it says. The person extending the invite is expecting you to attend the function. If you do plan to attend no response is needed. However, if you do not plan on attending you should respond & give your regrets. No explanation for not attending is necessary.
     
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    Oh my God, Finally someone else that knows what it means, Joz remind me to send you an invite atleast I know I'll get a response from you. :banana:


    What do you think the odds are of getting a response back from 16 kindergartener's? I'm thinking maybe 1 in 16
     
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    "repondez s'il vous plait", without S ;)

    But why this french sentence is use in english ? I know that frenhc words are used - Etiquette - but a full sentence, it is amazing.
     
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    It's not used in English. It's a foreign phrase used by Americans. We use a lot of foreign phrases because we are a country comprised mainly of immigrants who brought their language and culture with them. We allow stuff like that here. I hope you don't mind.
     
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    what does it mean ?

    I find it great. Use your several culture is a good thing.
     
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    Don't forget us english Canadians SVP. Drop the "R" and in short, it simply means "please". :poke: What else can I say, another tete du carre. :D
     
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    "tete du carre" ?
     

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