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"Best" (as end greeting on letter/emails)

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Re: "Best" (as end greeting on letter/emails)

Postby niaoahgin » 14 Aug 2012, 02:24

Any attempt at courtesy by closing a letter is appreciated, whether formal or informal. I would be interested in knowing what Forumosans think about my usual closing of "Take care". I am not sure where I picked it up from, but it seems to have become my closing of choice, in addition to "Warm/Best regards" for academic correspondence.

Speaking of "Cheers", a recent news article made me literally shudder from the complete pigheadedness of certain people in regards to the use of closings. This quote is from a news article written about the recent massacre in Colorado:

The one-line email to which he attached the application concluded with a curt and businesslike sentence signed in a way that further put off the rural Colorado gun range proprietor: “Cheers, James,” according to a copy obtained by FoxNews.com.

"That also struck me as very, very strange,” Rotkovich said. “Who says ‘Cheers?’”


Who says "Cheers"?
Millions of us.
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Re: "Best" (as end greeting on letter/emails)

Postby TheGingerMan » 14 Aug 2012, 04:25

Lo Pan wrote:Would it be inappropriate to point out that using the words "blogwank speak" is, in fact, also an example of blogwank speak? :ponder:

Holy Farg!
Are you even suggesting a chicken and the egg spinaround?
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"Best" (as end greeting on letter/emails)

Postby headhonchoII » 14 Aug 2012, 06:36

What about people who have no intro? I've gotten more used to it over the years as twitterisation has occurred, but I used to hate to see it. I had a particular Italian customer that did this and to be honest it did reflect on his personality.

It felt like, FU HHII, I couldn't even be bothered to wish you the best or say hello.
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