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Friday, December 5, 2008

Please: "How About That Magic Word?"



Dear Readers,

Welcome to this new advice website!

We live in an era where courtesy is increasingly practiced all too little and yet is much needed, so it would seem that the word "please" would be part of the title for an advice website.

On this site, Aunt Savvy offers advice on common problems and, perhaps, ways in which we can become a more courteous society.

Remembering to use the word "please" offers a good start; typically, when one asks advice from a friend or family member, the request is preceded by


Did you know that the term "please" is searched approximately 2,400,000,000 (yes, that's billions) times a month on Google and 10,600,000,000 times on Yahoo?

This suggests that people still want to use "please" in their day-to-day dealings with people.

"Please" is truly a magic word that can open important doors for us.

Remember from childhood, after you had begged for something (toy, treat, or extra TV time), your mom or dad (or a stern auntie) gently asking you, "What's the magic word?"

Of course, you always knew the answer. You also understood that saying "Please?" (even when you didn't exactly mean it) delighted your elders.

"Please" is the word that can grease the gears of society and even put a smile on someone's face; everyone loves to be flattered, even when one realizes that, well, the speaker might not be altogether sincere.

But that's okay; sometimes a well-positioned white lie is okay because if you say "please" enough, it will become a part of your character; you will eventually become grateful to people who have helped you along the way.

Aunt Savvy is not quite sure how this site will eventually evolve, but she was offered a gift of "please" in a domain name and is proud to assume it as part of the name for this website.

To ask Aunt Savvy a question, click here.

Or read more here.

Best wishes to all!

Aunt Savvy

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