Re: Please RSVP... (was: US-ASCII)

From: Séamas Ó Brógáin (
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 14:47:23 CST

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    John wrote:

    > As far as I know, they were first used in formal invitations (to
    > weddings,
    > funerals, dances, etc.) in the corner of the card, as both shorter and
    > more fancy than the older phrase "The favor of your reply is
    > requested".

    This is correct. The practice dates from the end of the nineteenth

    Séamas Ó Brógáin

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