Aug 30, 2011
I usually sign off with Thanks! How about you?
(via Rats Off)
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Sincerely is all over the place!
I used to be a “thanks” guy, but I’ve moved over to “Best” for most of my work emails… unless I really have something to thank them for.
I usually just sign off with “Regards”.
Thanks, Cheers, Regards, or Best. In that order of frequency. Or some adverb.
“Grace and peace” when I want to bless someone.
“Over and out” for fun.
“His and yours” for formal letters regarding the Lord’s business.
Nothing for quick notes.
grace and peace, 22 word people.
When I am writing my grandma I write very formaly and always sign “Your loving grand daughter”
To anyone else it ends up being either “Your friend” or “with love”
I used to always go with “With all due respect,” but then I realized that sounded rude in certain contexts. One of the many discoveries that contributed to the realization that modeling my life after Lemony Snicket might not be the greatest idea I’ve ever had.
that’s a great idea! If there is little respect deserved, you show them it, without being outwardly insulting. I like that closing. Lemony Snicket is a great movie :)
But the books are where it’s at!
I LOVE(D) the Lemony Snicket book series, there’s just something fantastical, satirical, happy and sad about those books.
I must agree! It took me a while to enjoy the movie because I love the books so much.
I just sign off with:
Mine is pretty simple and to the point;
With Intentionally Recrementitious Veneration in Sanctification.
Or WIRViS for your friends. I like that even after I’ve looked up the words I didn’t understand, the meaning is still suitably obfuscated…
I usually sign off with “Take care,” as below. I didn’t see this on the chart but imagine it would go in the Natural/Unfamiliar quadrant, close to but a little to the left of “Best.”
Cheers, Hugs, Love and xx, in that order of frequency. When I’m being all businessy and formal, I may throw in a “Best Wishes” or “Regards.”
to my kids and grandkids…loveya.nana
Cheers. “Bottoms up” is not usually appropriate, though.
Cheers. Always cheers.
I got a “Grace and cheers” in an email today and thought it was heavy on the ironic (i.e., unexpected) side of the spectrum.
i’m a big fan of sincerely but thanks to this graph i’ve chosen a new sign off. thanks twenty two words!
I’m a peace guy, but will go with an occasional grace and peace.
I’m almost always a “Thanks” guy, but sometimes a like to close with “Werd”.
Where does “Sent from my iphone” fit in the scale?
How ironic that “sincerely” comes off as so insincere in this graph. :) I usually sign off with “blessings.” My best friend and I combined “love” and “blessings” and use “blovings.” Bet you don’t hear that one every day!
Come on. The most sincere sign-off describes the mood of the message. And all messages from me are both natural and familiar.
In all seriousness,
With horrific accuracy,
A reply is not needed,
Under penalty of perjury,
I end this as I end the day,
Yours in doleful resignation,
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