Closing an email letter with VR

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Many people close their emails as follows:

VR,

John Doe

What does VR stand for? It must be some form of an abbreviation for "regards".
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It means 'very respectfully', but it is not really respectful to abbreviate like this, so it is a poor practice to imitate.
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what does vr stand for if not regards
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It stands for Very Respectfully, though it seems rather uncommon
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Very Respectfully,
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Hi,

Thanks for the comment, but the previous post already gave the same answer.

It's a good idea to check dates, so that you are involved in a discussion that is current.

Best wishes,Clive
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"V/R" is the convention for closing most emails within the U.S. military, and so the usage probably has been borrowed from there.
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Hi,

That's interesting. Is it still used if the writer outranks the receiver?

Best wishes, Clive
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If I recall, that would be "Respectfully."
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