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OT: The greetings problem (Re: Never violate a universal unless it seems like a good idea at the time)

From:Harald Stoiber <stoiberh@...>
Date:Friday, September 5, 2003, 19:40
On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:29:44 -0400, John Cowan <cowan@...> wrote:

>> Greetings, > >BTW, in English "Greetings" is used only when meeting, not when parting. >Back when the U.S. had a military draft, it was used at the beginning of >the letters that told you that you had been inducted, and for people of >the right age, just saying "Greetings" carries the full connotation of >"Your ass belongs to us now."
Ooooooops! Sorry for that one. As you can easily imagine, I had no idea of the bad taste of "greetings". ;-) It must be an equally bad habbit as to start something very unpleasant with the words "Wunderschönen guten Tag!" in German... and with a cynical smile on the lips. *g* I wish you all the best... hoping that does not have a bad connotation, too. *hehehe* Harald


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