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> Nothing new about that. The colon was always "formal,"
> vs comma "informal." What has changed is that during
> the past few decades (I'd say more like 30-40 years)
> there has been a relentless march toward "friendly
> informality" in all walks of life in the US, including
> business. Whether this represents a good or bad thing
> is another question.
> Gene Kim-Eng
Dear Mr. Kim-Eng:
Would you say that your view of colon use suggests that whether to use a
comma or colon depends on the tone the correspondence is intended to convey?
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