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Old Jun 16th 2017, 3:26 am
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Paradigm shift
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 4:40 am
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Paradigm shift
Quantum leap
No! Quantam Leap was a great show. It had Scott Backula and Dean Stockwell in it.
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 8:01 pm
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Well done you.
Pull yourself together.
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Old Jun 16th 2017, 8:57 pm
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... Kind Regards
What's wrong with "kind regards"?

Y'all aren't right!
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 6:45 am
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What's wrong with "kind regards"?

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.
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 10:51 am
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But he's still the best thing that has happened to the USA in a generation.
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 10:54 am
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What's wrong with "kind regards"?

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?
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 1:59 pm
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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.
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 3:09 pm
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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
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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.
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Old Jun 17th 2017, 3:39 pm
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In that case it's fine
Grazie mille e cordiali saluti
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Old Jun 18th 2017, 4:36 am
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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....

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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
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Old Jun 18th 2017, 5:20 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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