Use FoxType to Be More Polite

Inigo, you could have been a bit more polite to Count Rugen. As a gentleman, he would have appreciated that--especially as you were approaching him from a socially inferior position.

FoxType offers an interactive tool that it purports will assess the politeness of text. It will make suggestions for how you could rephrase your words so as to create a better impression.

In Taken, Liam Neeson was blunt and direct with his daughter's kidnapper. Be understanding: he was under a lot of stress at the time.

Captain Ahab and Khan Noonien Singh died with memorable but rude words on their lips.

Thomas Jefferson was a man of refinement, but lost his cool while describing King George III in the Declaration of Independence.

-via Popehat


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It say the start of the Pledge is impolite, in red, and suggests a rewrite to "I plege allegience to the emblem of the united states of america." While it considers the start of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to be polite, it suggest the alternate "Four nota and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on africa a new nation."
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