Etiquette Daily is a blog moderated by The Emily Post Institute designed for you to get daily etiquette. We invite you to ask questions, share your opinions, and give your perspective on new etiquette issues.
We know that manners are always evolving. By hosting a moderated forum where people discuss etiquette we both inspire and learn from the conversation.
A combination of places. They come from you, and from questions asked in the past. You can submit questions or introduce discussion topics in any “Open Thread”. In addition to your personal queries, questions on the front page are often culled from our archives and represent the editorial perspective of longtime spokesperson Peggy Post.
Please do join the conversation! You can leave comments responding to any posting. You can also leave a comment responding to other comments.
While we don’t have the capacity to answer each and every question that is asked, we try to provide a way to get your question answered. We choose questions for the front page that best represent the most common concerns of our readers. If you would like a personalized answer, the open thread that publishes everyday is a great way to talk with your fellow bloggers and see what their thoughts are.
Yes, we welcome lively debate. Comments should be thoughtful, address the content of an idea, and not attack anyone personally.
The comments posted are approved by either EPI staff or our trusted community moderators.
They consist of EPI staff members and people who contribute regularly to the blog. Our community moderators have taken an active interest in the Etiquette Daily and help provide sound advice on a regular basis.
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The very short answer is that manners are the application of essential principles – including honesty, respect, and consideration – to the question of individual manners in any time or place.