Monday, 15 August 2011

Good Manners on Monday # 3

roxanne at "things I no likey" agrees that saying "huh" is bad manners
 Pardon me for being so rude, it was not me it was my food
It just popped up to say hello, and now it's gone back down below.

I am sure we all remember this one from our childhood days. It's one of those rotten rhymes that no one really knows the origins of. On another level though, this weeks Good Manners on Monday is focusing on the use of saying "Pardon" or "Pardon me".

How many times do you hear your child, or even yourself saying "huh?" or "what?" when your don't hear something correctly or misunderstand someone? A simple, "Pardon me I did not hear you" demonstrates good manners and correct use of proper language.

Accidentally stand on someones foot in the classroom, or supermarket...perfect opportunity to say "Pardon me for stepping on your foot". In this instance, the use of manners acts as an appropriate apology.

And finally, letting out that accidental burp or fart. The correct thing to say is "Pardon me", and leave it at that.

Good Manners, they are so simple to use, yet they go so far.

Have you got another example of using Pardon or Pardon Me to demonstrate Good Manners?

Be Happy 


1 comment:

Felicity said...

I travelled to Argentina many moons ago and a word I loved was 'permisso' which has it's equivalent in our 'pardon me'....needless to say as a non-Spanish speaker in a foreign country, I used it A LOT.

xx Felicity