As indicated last week, our contest on informality in dress and language drew a fantastic response. Most respondents felt I was out of date to use only last names until asked to do otherwise. So, except for cold- call stockbrokers, whom I hate, I guess I'll accept everyone calling me "Paul" from the first contact.

Dressing down, however, drew a far less clear-cut response. There was vehemence on both sides. Here's some of what readers had to say.

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