The jury is out. Do people use too many “!” while texting?
It got us talking about text messages and how things are rapidly changing because of the impact texting has had on things like a period or an exclamation point. So today for What’s The Buzz we are talking all about texting etiquette. First up they tackled the using periods in text messages. AJ, on the other hand, thinks they should be used in their proper grammatical way, being the editor she is. Tati loves using punctuation to denote tone in her text messages and said it was all about how you use it.
Is common courtesy common sense?
Please, thank you, and youre welcome are all things you say when you are being courteous to one another, and September just happens to be National Courtesy Month. Mimi agreed with Lauren and said courtesy could be upped in stores as well. Lauren talked about how easy it was to do something small, like a wave, when someone does something nice for you on the road. Giving the servers grace and just being kinder, in general, is something that goes a long way, said both Lauren and Mimi. Not only is important to say the right things, but to use the right tone, and acknowledge people with other non-verbal cues, like eye contact, or a nod.
How to teach your children etiquette, manners while stuck at home
As the school year wraps up, there’s a different kind of lesson you can pass on to your children -- manners. “A lot of times people think etiquette is about being stuffy, and a lot of rules," said Danielle Kovachevich. “I actually would like to politely disagree and say that it’s actually about an awareness of how we make people feel. "I think that’s really impactful for our children.”Kovachevich runs the Detroit Academy of Etiquette and since her own children have been home from school, she’s been coming up with ways to help them brush up on their manners. Treat it like an actual school day for school," Kovachevich said.
Are you drinking wine the right way?
Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day, so ahead of that, we wanted to know: Is there a right way to drink wine? We asked: Does it really matter what type of glass you drink wine out of? How about holding the wine glass, should you hold a chilled wine by the stem of the glass? Should you only serve red wines with red meat and white wines with poultry and seafood? How do you drink your wine?