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Subject:Re: Alternative to "Thanks" From:"Edwin Skau" <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:09:17 +0530
End with a blessing.
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person that
dares disagree with you."
And you can seal that solemnly with:
- <your name> has spoken
- so mote it be
More seriously, the salutation and sign off (or whatever that is called) are
the opening and closing tags of your mail. <dear> </sincerely>. They convey
about as much as an incidental "howdy" in a busy office corridor.
The tone of the main message determines the temperature of the regards
expressed at the end. There is rarely a perfect word to use, but there are
words that compliment the message, or provide an appropriate conclusion.
Hugs and kisses
On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> > From: Cardimon, Craig
> > 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.
> I'm keeping you in my thoughts,
> I really appreciate your help,
> You're the best,
> >From your favorite friend,
> May the dog that licks your face have good breath,
> Have a sun-shiny day,
> Have a nice day,
> Take care,
> (and I can go on and on and on...)
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