Congo Skier
Dedicated September 2009

What does RSVP mean!!!!!!!

Congo Skier, on August 24, 2009 at 5:33 AM Posted in Planning 0 18
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For those that know me, know that I'm a happy go lucky guy, no complaints. I'm marrying the women of my dreams whats there to complain about! So this isn't a complaint, just a, wow really! lol.

I was honestly asked, not once, not even twice, 4 TIMES, what does RSVP mean. I was shocked. Before you ask, because I thought the same thing, they were all over the age of 25 years. So this isn't a piston return spring Nasa launch sugar sandwich. As intelligent goes, I'm a pebble in an ocean. "I'm an idiot". RSVP is something you learn in like 1st, 2nd grade when they teach you how to address an envelope. This came about because I had a "come to Jesus" convo this weekend with those that haven't RSVP yet. I really think that there were more but they were just to afraid to ask. lol. I understand that it is a French term but we've been using it for at least 100ish years!! lol. I'm done.

P.S. CONGRATS EVERYONE B

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Latest activity by Mrs shdvl, on August 24, 2009 at 7:39 PM
  • edz
    Savvy April 2010
    edz ·
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    You're right! it's french & if i remember how to spell it correctly it's "respondez si'l vous plait".

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  • Congo Skier
    Dedicated September 2009
    Congo Skier ·
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    I'm impressed, my French is horrible but I do believe you are correct. Now, be honest, did you google it??? LOL.

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! B

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  • L
    VIP August 2009
    lauren10 ·
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    You're funny Congo...! Is it that they didn't know what it stood for, literally? Or didn't get the concept that it means RESPOND!?

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  • jessica
    VIP May 2008
    jessica ·
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    I was always told it ment please respond by the deadline we have set if you don't then we have asumed that you are not coming to this event thank you and have a nice day

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  • W
    Master June 2010
    wowjunkie ·
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    I took French and yes, that's what it means, which literally translates to "Please Respond" but in the polite form. Everyone knows that is also loosely translates to "mail me my really expensive cards back so I can pay the caterer!" Well, apparently not everyone.

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  • Laura Kaschak
    Laura Kaschak ·
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    As all of us who've gone through the process now know, obviously most people think it means "get back to me whenever the hell you feel like it"

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  • Riyukku
    Super April 2012
    Riyukku ·
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    Lol Laura

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  • edz
    Savvy April 2010
    edz ·
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    Nope didnt google it; LOL i remembered it fr. high school.=D hopefully my guests will understand it in plain english "respond".LOL

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    LOL..that is what it means, for mine i'm just putting: Please Reply By:

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  • Mrs Knight
    Super September 2009
    Mrs Knight ·
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    I think the pleasure of your response is requested by 9/6 or something to that affect but that is so funny people don't know what it means. My friend asked what RSVP stood for but she knew what it meant.

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  • Shell
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    Shell ·
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    Do french people say rsvp too? or do they have an american or italian saying that means the same thing... hmm.... LOL

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    Good question Shell!

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  • W
    Master June 2010
    wowjunkie ·
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    I believe the French use it as well. In the middle ages/renaissance, latin was the language of debate or business, French was the language of courtly love or formality, and then whatever your native tounge was was for chillaxin. So when we say RSVP, it comes from that formality. I kind of find the way languages spread to be really cool.

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  • Congo Skier
    Dedicated September 2009
    Congo Skier ·
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    RSVP is an actual French term that is used by everyone else. They are the initiateurs of the term RSVP. Yes I googled it, a rock I tell ya. Now, here's some etiquette for wedding RSVP'rs. This is old school taught to me from my grams, god rest her sole who is Welsh Amish. Preparations for a wedding are to take a year, starting with aodapobhponrpa that was my fast forward to invites, lol, once an invite is received, the recipient has 30 days to respond, if they do not respond then they do not get to partake in any of the events, family included. They are also removed from the gift list of the future bride and groom until that such person/s redeems themselves to both parents as well as the bride and grooms themselves with lavish gifts and gratitude. Have you ever given a caterer 2 weeks notice of an additional 10 plus/minus guests! Ya, not good. lol.

    Lauren, they didn't know what it meant, as in, does that mean "Rapid Swirling Vehicle Propellars, as well as" I never heard of that!

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  • Karen Guyt
    Karen Guyt ·
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    S'il vous prefere... in English "The favour of a reply is requested...."

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  • John Radosta
    John Radosta ·
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    "répondez s'il vous plaît"

    translation: "respond please"

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  • Mrs shdvl
    Master July 2012
    Mrs shdvl ·
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    Ummm }tonue in cheeck{ does it mean get off your arse and tell me your coming by a certain date. LOL

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