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Phallic Fears

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Magaritaville or Bust?

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Using Quotation Marks for Emphasis?

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Help! Why Do Strangers on the Bus Insist on Making Small Talk?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Chicago public transit etiquette: I am a 28-year-old woman who moved to Chicago from New York three months ago. The aggressive friendliness—and sometimes plain aggressiveness—I’ve encountered here is something I find very off-putting. Show More Summary

Unprofessional Distance

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Taboo Says Who

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Her Father’s Past

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Help! I’m Allowed to Feel Happy When Bad Things Happen to My Ex, Right?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Allowed to be bitter: I moved across country to be with my cheating boyfriend, and his sidepiece made it her mission to be my newest, dearest friend for close to two years. Show More Summary

An Affair to Remember

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Dark Auras

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Doggone It

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What are RRs (Return Receipt) and When to Use Them

This morning I had an e-mail from a business guy asking about how and when one should use Return Receipts (RR). His inquiry was due to one of his associates making this request with every single e-mail that they sent. Why do Return Receipts...Show More Summary

Driving Me Crazy

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Help! Should I Be Worried That My Boyfriend Has Been Divorced Twice?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. How many ex-wives?: I’m a 41-year-old woman, never married, but with a string of long- and short-term relationships in my past. IShow More Summary

Home Sweet Heat

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Helping After Harvey

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Found and Lost

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Help! My Boyfriend Cried All Week Because He Was Afraid of the Eclipse.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. The eclipse and my crying boyfriend: My dear boyfriend has just been unmanageable the past few days with the eclipse. No matter how much I comfort and reassure him, he just keeps crying and fears the worst. Show More Summary

Hold One’s Peace

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Deathbed Affair

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