At this moment in history, I almost can’t bear to tell you to be less polite—in fact, I beg you to consider your words through a lens of respect and kindness—but one way to be considerate is to get your words right. Please stop writing “Please RSVP”!
Do you know the abbreviation “RSVP” stands for “Répondez s’il vous plaît”? This translates to “respond if you please” or, more simply, “please respond.”
Every time someone writes “Please RSVP,” there is a French fairy somewhere that drops dead. That’s what Peter Pan said after all, isn’t it?( Okay, maybe that’s not quite how it went, but doesn’t it sound silly to write “please please respond”?)
I’m all for etiquette, but the “please please” is a bit over the top.
Save the French grammar fairies, folks. Next time you send an invitation, get this one right.