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Extremly formal but impolite introduction Options
sara-k
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:56:53 AM
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Hello, to everybody,
I am new to this forum.
I need some help.
I have a task to prepare, namely an example of an extremely formal but impolite introduction of myself. This is really hard for me since formal is usually also polite.Think
Can anybody give me some hints on how to do it?
Thank you.
Sara
thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:14:20 AM

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The formality is the tone - the register of the words you use.
The politeness is the meaning of the words you use.

So what I suggest is starting off with a formal introduction, saying all the right things, being very polite as you would about a guest.
Then look at the words you use to describe them, and change them to something less flattering, but keep to the same formal register. Don't use any informal slang or insults, just the formal words that are not quite as complimentary about a person. You might want to look at a few antonyms, or opposites, or think how you can change the sentences around.
It will get impolite very quickly if you just change around a few words!

And since this sounds like a fun assignment, you can have some fun with the insults you use - just use formal words.
sara-k
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:22:44 AM
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thar wrote:
The formality is the tone - the register of the words you use.
The politeness is the meaning of the words you use.

So what I suggest is starting off with a formal introduction, saying all the right things, being very polite as you would about a guest.
Then look at the words you use to describe them, and change them to something less flattering, but keep to the same formal register. Don't use any informal slang or insults, just the formal words that are not quite as complimentary about a person. You might want to look at a few antonyms, or opposites, or think how you can change the sentences around.
It will get impolite very quickly if you just change around a few words!

And since this sounds like a fun assignment, you can have some fun with the insults you use - just use formal words.


Thank you.
Now, it is more clear.
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