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January 30, 2014 4:00 PM

Apology may be worse than offense

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I felt compelled to apologize to a friend for a careless remark I made at a dinner party because, although it was of a general nature, on reflection I think it might have caused offense. I composed a sincere apology and sent it by email. She replied by saying she didn’t recall anything that was offensive and jokingly asked what I had said.

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