"Can / May I ask you a question?"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 1 20:51:31 UTC 2008

At 12/1/2008 03:22 PM, Doug Harris wrote:
>Unless I'm mistaken, the French do conversation-initiation so much
>nicer in most instances, with a simple 'bon jour'

We could to that too -- a greeting of "Good day."  Not to be confused
with the farewell "Have a nice day."


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