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June 28, 2017


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Ellen Wynkoop


Best regards,

Not a huge fan of that. It seems a bit short and dry.

Iris Ludwig-Nemeth

Good morning Lynn,

could I possibly write:

"Thanking you for your endeavours I remain with
best regards,"



Why even say best regards? Isn't that an oxymoronic phrase? Would you send worst regards?

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Thanks for stopping by, Ellen, Iris, and Becky.

Ellen, I agree. That version is too choppy. I like to see "Thanks" in a meaningful sentence.

Iris, that close is unusual and very old-fashioned. I believe it would have been acceptable 100+ years ago in a formal setting.

Becky, the reason for "Best regards" is to add a professional close, just as "Warm regards" is a warm professional close. It's traditional, like the bow on the package or the parmesan on the pasta. By the way, "Best regards" isn't an oxymoron. Those appear to combine opposites, as in "jumbo shrimp" or "deafening silence."



I appreciate this post. I can't wait to check out the other blog posts mentioned.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Thanks for the comment!


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