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And don’t pick your nose at the wedding!

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Good news. We have another one of those etiquette columns that appear to be aimed at folks who were raised by Goths. And not even by especially smart Goths, judging from the level of the advice.

BRITAIN-ROYAL/Using the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a sly way into the subject, we tell readers what they need to know if they are invited to a wedding. It’s pretty complicated.

First, there’s the invitation. “If you may bring a guest, your invitation will read “Mr. John Phelps and Guest,” our item advises.

I suppose this helps guys named John Phelps, and also for their lucky guests, but it kind of leaves the rest of us out in the cold.