Miss Manners: Best bet might be to skip question

November 19, 2010

DEAR MISS MANNERS – What is the correct way to ask a woman if she is pregnant without offending her if she is not?

GENTLE READER – “Darling, is it possible that you are about to make me a proud father?” Miss Manners warns you that if you are not in a position to put it that way, you must not ask.

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