RE: Best regards, Kind regards, Yours sincerely page 7

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Anonymous:
hi there,

could you please tell me, whether "Love and kisses" at the end of an email from a man to his female acquaintance does suggest any romantic attitude towards her, or it is just a friendly phrase?

thank you!
adam
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Hi,

It suggests to me at least some degree of romantic interest.

Clive
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Anonymous:
thank you, Clive
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Anonymous:
What about ending a message with the word 'Peace'?

Peace,

Chuck
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Hi,

It' OK. Just informal.

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Wow! What an informative thread! I was unaware that they used "yours faithfully" in the UK, but then I don't get out much. It sounds so quaint to me.

Mr. P, I think it is in "Marjorie Morningstar" that the heroine copies out a letter she has just written to some man all over again on a fresh sheet of paper, just so she can sign it with the cool, breezy "Best," rather than whatever she had before. When I read that I'd never thought of "best" as a closing for a letter, and I'm embarrassed to admit I signed lots of letters that way for a while because I thought it seemed cool and breezy too Emotion: smile
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DelmobileWow! What an informative thread! I was unaware that they used "yours faithfully" in the UK, but then I don't get out much. It sounds so quaint to me.

You'd be surprised by how many BrEs would tut loudly over a "Yours faithfully" after a "Dear Tom/Dick/Tarquin", or a "Yours sincerely" after a "Dear sir".

But then, over here, a working day isn't quite complete without at least one chorus of tuts.
DelmobileMr. P, I think it is in "Marjorie Morningstar" that the heroine copies out a letter she has just written to some man all over again on a fresh sheet of paper, just so she can sign it with the cool, breezy "Best," rather than whatever she had before. When I read that I'd never thought of "best" as a closing for a letter, and I'm embarrassed to admit I signed lots of letters that way for a while because I thought it seemed cool and breezy too Emotion: smile

Breezy. Yes, that's it. Mysteriously breezy. That's what disconcerts...

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You'd be surprised by how many BrEs would tut loudly over a "Yours faithfully" after a "Dear Tom/Dick/Tarquin", or a "Yours sincerely" after a "Dear sir".
Thanks, MrP-- I've been wondering about that.
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Anonymous:
What about APA style?

Best regards, [Spelling: use "regard" ("regards" are feelings of affection)]
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