Salutations and valedictions

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Kent Wang, May 10, 2011.

  1. Kent Wang

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    What salutations and valedictions do you use in your correspondence? I usually use "Howdy" and "Best", respectively. Sometimes I'll break this out (from I Am A Cat):
    May we offer you the compliments of the season. Please permit us to congratulate you upon your present prosperity, and long may it continue. With nine respectful bows, Kent Wang​
    I recently received an email that was signed "Utterly".
     


  2. Kent Wang

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    Howdy all,

    I am disappointed in the lack of interest in this subject.

    Your humble servant,
    KW
     


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    I've studied Islamic customs of late and there are very strict guidelines in casual interaction with other people.

    I usually don't say anything to strangers but if I must I usually resort to gesticulative salutations and valedictions.
     


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    Sup Bitch
    Later

    I use both respectively for inner office communications.
     


  5. Matt

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    I sign most business correspondence off with:

    Personal stuff just gets a dash M

    - M
     


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    Hi or Hey for salutations

    thanks, cheers or best for valedictions, depending upon content and context
     


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    i find it weird when north americans use cheers
     


  8. N. McKay

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    i find it weird when north americans use cheers

    It's seen fairly often in the Canadian Forces. I've always assumed that it was imported from Germany when we had a large presence there, but perhaps we picked it up from the British.
     


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    Good morning/afternoon

    ending with

    thank you/hope to hear from you soon

    for personal, i try to end with a set date for when we are meeting
     


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    Good day; Dear; sometimes just the addressee's name

    Best regards; kind regards; cordially

    Boring? sure

    I'll often take cues from the other party's correspondence.

    I may switch to Howdy and utterly.
     


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    I love "with nine respectful bows." I'm so using that.
     


  12. WUKILLABEEZ78

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    Whether written or in person for salutations it's usually just "Hello", "How's it going", "What's up", "How are you". For valedictions it's almost always "Take Care" or "Stay safe". I think my choice of valedictions stem from my LEO background...
     


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    E-mail I open with "hello" and end with "respectfully" for business and "cheers" for personal. Written I change the opening to "dear" or if it's professional just the person's name.
     


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    I have an auto sig, so I ususaly type "Regards," with my auto sig following.

    If I desperately need something from someone Ill type "Best regards,"

    For the opening Ill usually just type "Hello [NAME]:" with a colon, as I was taught in business school. That said, most everyone at work uses a comma after the opening salutation.
     


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    Dear XYZ:

    Very truly yours,
     


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