Long s - Wikipedia

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#1 jjlax10

Posted

Does anyone have a list of various closing lines to letters that are no longer used from past ages?
Always your humble servant,
Josh

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#2 Strang

Posted

Quite some time ago somebody posted one on here that I liked: "Yours 'til Niagara Falls,".
All the best,
Strang

#3 Lorna Reed

Posted

"and oblige" used to be a common ending to a business letter. Haven't seen it used for many years. :hmm1:

Whatever is true,whatever is noble,whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely,whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Philippians 4.8

#4 Seville

Posted

I remain
Yr humble servant

#5 stonezebra

Posted

Here's website you might enjoy - LetterClosings.com
They have all kinds of letter closings, funny, serious, old fashioned, all kinds.

#6 Nimmireth

Posted

Here's website you might enjoy - LetterClosings.com

They have all kinds of letter closings, funny, serious, old fashioned, all kinds.

I tried to go to this site and ended up on godaddy.com asking me if I wanted to buy the domain name. Is there a typo in this? :hmm1:

#7 Flounder

Posted

I remain Sir, &c. &c.,
I know that was used after things got a bit excessive (your obedient and most loyal and so on and so forth). So you just put &c. &c. as 'take it for granted this is where I'd put your humble servant and all that'.

#8 stonezebra

Posted

Here's website you might enjoy - LetterClosings.com

They have all kinds of letter closings, funny, serious, old fashioned, all kinds.

I tried to go to this site and ended up on godaddy.com asking me if I wanted to buy the domain name. Is there a typo in this? :hmm1:


Sorry, I guess they let the domain name expire. It's been awhile since I was there.

#9 Martini25

Posted

Although it is still in way used (and probably not that old to my knoweledge but feel free to correct me) I still use from time to time:
"Kind Regards"
or
"Best Regards"
in letters and e-mails.

#10 dickydotcom

Posted

Here's a site that does work
http://www.dragonbear.com/letters.html
Fare thee as well as I fare,
Dick D

#11 Fabienne

Posted

I used to close letters to my buddys "Your little fiend," Some of them actually caught it.

#12 Pen Nut

Posted

I use to like

I look forward to hearing from you and I remain meanwhile,

Yours sincerely

#13 akrishna59

Posted

Admiral Sir John Fisher, the british first sea lord during the WW I used to close some of his letters as 'yours till hell freezes'.
rgds.
krishna.

ladies and gentlemen write with fountain pens only.

#14 Vulcan1066

Posted

I tend to use " I will close this letter now but I hope to hear from you soon." now to some of my park ranger friends in yosemite and yellowstone i use " I will close for now and prey that you dont get eaten by a bear before you have a chance to respond."

"Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup"

#15 gampupen

Posted

My school headmaster would end letters written to students' parents with "Yours sincerely in the cause of education" and that was in the late 1980's.
Thanks and Regards,
Gampu.
Edited to mention the year.

Edited by gampupen, 29 January 2012 - 03:43.

#16 awc

Posted

I just had a discussion on this in class the other day. Mind you it was in french, but I learned that "Sincerely" is overused. It should only be used when you are recounting information of a serious nature (ie. I am glad to accept the position you have offered me. I will be at the office on monday to sign the contract. Sincerely, Name)
Armed with this new information I have no idea how to end my letters :/

#17 lovemy51

Posted

how's: ciao... tho'i think it also means hello :hmm1:
ciao

Edited by lovemy51, 06 February 2012 - 05:59.

#18 lovemy51

Posted

I used to close letters to my buddys "Your little fiend," Some of them actually caught it.

:lol:

#19 Bongopalms

Posted

I tend to use " I will close this letter now but I hope to hear from you soon." now to some of my park ranger friends in yosemite and yellowstone i use " I will close for now and prey that you dont get eaten by a bear before you have a chance to respond."


Vulcan,

Either your Freudian slip is showing or you deserve some applause! :clap1:

Whichever it is, nicely done!

-Jim-

#20 bbodson

Posted

I usually just stop and sign when I run out of things to say. In business correspondence, I use the standard old "very truly yours" unless things hhave degenerated to the point that I would really like to reach down their throat and extract their lungs. Then I say "cordially". ;)

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