Posts Tagged ‘manners’

Non-platonic Musings

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Dear English Gentleman, Lately a former coworker of mine has been calling me to ask me out to dinner. We used to share lots of lunches and even dinner or drinks after work when we worked at the same company, but I’ve changed jobs so this is a way we keep each other updated about […]

Late Trains, Poor Service

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, I got into a huge argument with my boyfriend the other day because we agreed to meet for dinner at 7 p.m. He lives 45 minutes away on the train, and he offered to meet me outside the restaurant at that time. Now, you must know that the train station is about […]

First Date

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, This guy that I have been “talking” to asked me to the movies and I said yes. The only problem is I don’t have a job and my mom is really old fashioned and said I could only go if he was going to pay. So she is not going to give […]


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, What’s the polite way to refer to a person’s womanly bits, in public  and in private company? Thanks, Manchester Boy. Dear Manchester Boy, Why – and most importantly from a gentleman’s perspective, to whom – are you referring to about a person’s womanly bits? Something of a tangential reference might – only  very occasionally […]

Memories of a Present

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, My boyfriend’s family have invited me to visit them in Cornwall. What gift should I buy them to show that I appreciate their invitation? Thanks, A reader. Dear Reader, My mind is taken to The Swimming Pool Season by Rose Tremain, because in the novel there’s a British family visiting a French […]



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