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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Répondez s'il vous plaît


Répondez s'il vous plaît.

Respond, if it pleases you.

I wonder when the meaning changed to "Respond or else ..."

Many people put RSVP in their invitations to mean exactly that, that they expect a response.

Some people have also told me that they get very pissed off if people do not respond to RSVP's.

But at the end of the day, RSVP means respond if it pleases you ... and only if it pleases you, you are not forced to reply.

I guess over the years meanings of words change.

Generally, it is a matter of courtesy to reply to someone who sends you an invite, irrespective of whether there is a RSVP or not.

Commentez s'il vous plait.

Take care and be well.


macK said...

why not transfer all that energy mulling over RSVPs on the excitement in preparaing for the actual event! have fun, or else :)

Nil said...

Couldn't agree more. Fun sil vous plait. Come if you want, cause it's gonna be a whole load of fun.