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Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 2:56pmSanction this postReply
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Duncan,

Wonderfully concise and precise content -- but why the use of "faithfully" at the end?


Luke Setzer




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Sunday, November 7, 2004 - 12:48pmSanction this postReply
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I was taught that 'Yours faithfully' is the appropriate way to end a letter beginning with 'Dear Sir' or 'To whom it may concern', whereas 'Yours sincerely' is the appropriate way to end a letter to a person addressed by name, e.g. 'Dear Mr. Setzer'.

Is this incorrect?





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Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 11:24amSanction this postReply
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Dear Mr. Bayne

Your succinct definition of Objectivism and your "faithfully" in the same spirit sent me to the OBE and it just occurred to me that perhaps Jesus too, was an Objectivist. Has that argument been thrashed to death already?
(Edited by Sharon Romagnoli Macdonald on 6/09, 3:28pm)

(Edited by Sharon Romagnoli Macdonald on 6/09, 3:31pm)




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Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 1:11pmSanction this postReply
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I was taught at school that the first time you address someone in a letter you end it with "Yours faithfully". Any further correspondence with the same person after that should be ended with "Yours sincerely".

I guess that is similar to Duncan's rule.




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Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 2:05pmSanction this postReply
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All true but odd. I am happy to be "sincere" to anyone but "faithful" seems to me to imply a disturbing willingness for self-abnegation. This might be heretical, but if you don't know who you are writing to "I am..." would carry an appropriate declaritive quality. 



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Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 3:41pmSanction this postReply
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To all,


Let us invent our own closings. We have imagination and autonomy plenty. Frigid convention be damned.


Rationally yours in a non-altruistic fashion,
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Friday, April 6, 2007 - 3:27pmSanction this postReply
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I was taught that 'Yours faithfully' is the appropriate way to end a letter beginning with 'Dear Sir' or 'To whom it may concern', whereas 'Yours sincerely' is the appropriate way to end a letter to a person addressed by name, e.g. 'Dear Mr. Setzer'.

Is this incorrect?


That's what I learned too. I suppose it doesn't really matter anymore, though. Most people pay little attention to such things.



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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 10:29pmSanction this postReply
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I've always kind of like "I remain". Has a nice life affirming ring to it.



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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 8:35pmSanction this postReply
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My brother-in-law, Durham, uses "Cheers," for email, letters, and cards. I like it a lot, but I can't use it without feeling I'm copying.



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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 9:31pmSanction this postReply
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Offer him an object of value with the stipulation that it is in return for your using his "cheers" salutation. If he accepts the gift, you are off the hook.



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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 10:09amSanction this postReply
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Ha ha, Ted. He's a good guy, he'd say, "No problem, we can both/all use it." However, it wouldn't work, because I would still feel I was copying... However, others do not have that problem...



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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 4:23pmSanction this postReply
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And you are telling me that you cannot think of a gift such as a DVD or a bootle of liquor that you could get him that he wouldn't refuse? Do it sneaky. Hand him the gift. Don't wrap it or make a big deal, just say "I got you this." After he accepts it and asks what for, let him know its for the quote. Say it with a smile - you should actually find it hard not to laugh. He will think you are kidding. He will accept the gift - unless you are on abd terms already. You will both be happy. Win win.



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