Re: Alternative to "Thanks"

Subject: Re: Alternative to "Thanks"
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:42:31 -0500

Cordially, or Kindest Regards to people I like. Sincerely for business
letters. Best Regards, sometimes. That's it, mostly. For really informal
email, just my name.

PT

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Sean Brierley <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com>wrote:

> Regards for business. Warm regards for business I care more about (not
> saying I don't care about regards). Cheers to a mix. Sincerely is
> standard US fare. Remember, though, an email is not a letter. So, you
> have some latitude. What does your corporate style guide say? <g>
>
> HTH,
>
> Sean
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> accu-time -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Cardimon, Craig
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 4:23 PM
> To: Techwr-l
> Subject: Alternative to "Thanks"
>
>
> I see this all the time in emails. I also see "Regards." I don't know
> about you, but to me it seems rather cold.
>
>
>
> "Regards" seems very abrupt. I would rather see "Kind regards," "Sincere
> regards" or "Warm regards." None of these modifiers seem to go well with
> "thanks."
>
>
>
> Don't know what to do with "Thanks." In emails, it has become standard
> boilerplate and doesn't mean anything.
>
>
>
> I usually try to say "Thank you." Even that rings hollow at times.
>
>
>
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References:
Alternative to "Thanks": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Alternative to "Thanks": From: Sean Brierley

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