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The correct way to correct others, as told by a manners expert




A palace worker measures the distance between chairs with a tape measure ahead of a high tea at the Sultan of Brunei's Palace on November 2, 2017 in , Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
A palace worker measures the distance between chairs with a tape measure ahead of a high tea at the Sultan of Brunei's Palace on November 2, 2017 in , Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
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If you can’t resist the opportunity to tell someone that “irregardless” isn’t a word, or that gyro is actually pronounced “YEE-roh” – we should talk.

Corrections are an essential part of life, but no one likes to be put on blast. Other times, people just don’t care. Like one family’s 90-year-old Florida relative who keeps referring to Miami as "Miama," despite all the times she’s been told otherwise.

Whether it’s the awkwardness of a mispronounced word, or hitting reply all to that company email that misspelled “calender,” how do you rectify a situation with grace and class? Host Larry Mantle sits down with an etiquette expert to parse through when an error is actually worth addressing, and tips on how to confront (or ignore) the grievances of loved ones, coworkers, children and more.

Guest:

Maralee McKee, a manners mentor and author of “Manners that Matter for Moms: The Essential Book of Life Skills for Your Kids” (Harvest House Publishers, 2012)