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martinbkk Jun 16th 2017 4:26 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Paradigm shift
Quantum leap

Dorothy Jun 16th 2017 5:40 am

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Originally Posted by martinbkk (Post 12274144)
Paradigm shift
Quantum leap

No! Quantam Leap was a great show. It had Scott Backula and Dean Stockwell in it.

Pica Jun 16th 2017 9:01 pm

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Well done you.
Pull yourself together.
Kind Regards

Pulaski Jun 16th 2017 9:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Pica (Post 12274670)
... Kind Regards

What's wrong with "kind regards"? :confused:

Y'all aren't right!

Bahtatboy Jun 17th 2017 7:45 am

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12274703)
What's wrong with "kind regards"? :confused:

Y'all aren't right!

Agreed. On another thread it was suggested (no, insisted) that it implied disrespect. Maybe in some tight London clique or whatever, but in my world of international business its recognised as a friendlier version of "regards" or "best regards". And I've yet to be shown any authority that demonstrates a disdainful edge to it.

moneypenny20 Jun 17th 2017 11:14 am

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Trump.

IKnowNothing Jun 17th 2017 11:51 am

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12274918)
Trump.

But he's still the best thing that has happened to the USA in a generation.

Pica Jun 17th 2017 11:54 am

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12274703)
What's wrong with "kind regards"? :confused:

Y'all aren't right!

It just smacks of condescension, how do you know that person is acting out of kindness? and it's over used.
What's wrong with the traditional Yours sincerely or just plain Regards?

Novocastrian Jun 17th 2017 12:49 pm

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12274918)
Trump.

Farage.

Bahtatboy Jun 17th 2017 2:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Pica (Post 12274934)
It just smacks of condescension, how do you know that person is acting out of kindness? and it's over used.
What's wrong with the traditional Yours sincerely or just plain Regards?

Those to whom I use it know me well enough to know that I'm using it sincerely -- either from having met, or from that way that we interact electronically. And vice versa.

Pica Jun 17th 2017 4:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 12274991)
Those to whom I use it know me well enough to know that I'm using it sincerely -- either from having met, or from that way that we interact electronically. And vice versa.

In that case it's fine ;)

Pulaski Jun 17th 2017 4:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 12274991)
Those to whom I use it know me well enough to know that I'm using it sincerely -- either from having met, or from that way that we interact electronically. And vice versa.

I think the negative interpretation says more about the cynicism of the reader than the intent of the writer. :unsure:

Bahtatboy Jun 17th 2017 4:39 pm

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Originally Posted by Pica (Post 12275012)
In that case it's fine ;)

Grazie mille e cordiali saluti ;):sneaky:

Scamp Jun 18th 2017 5:36 am

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Originally Posted by Pica (Post 12274934)
It just smacks of condescension, how do you know that person is acting out of kindness? and it's over used.
What's wrong with the traditional Yours sincerely or just plain Regards?

I mean it pleasantly. I'm ending this email with Kind Regards, from me to you.

If you take that negatively, you'd have to be trying really hard to do so, in which case, you didn't deserve my kind regards in the first place....


Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 12274991)
Those to whom I use it know me well enough to know that I'm using it sincerely -- either from having met, or from that way that we interact electronically. And vice versa.

I use just 'regards' to a few in the organisation who must now know that it means I hate them :o

Boomhauer Jun 18th 2017 6:20 am

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When I get emails from British commercial/business entities "Kind Regards" is the norm.

I have not found it to be common from American commercial/business entities.


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