It’s a writer’s world, if you think about it. We text, email, and chat. Every day we rely on the written word to communicate what we’re thinking and feeling. And every single one of those messages gives us a chance to greet and say farewell to each other.
Do you favor a simple hello? Do you sign off yours? Have you grown tired of sincerely? Do you know how to use regards? Of course, not all messages require formal salutations and valedictions. But for those that do, it’s worth exploring the origins and uses of our favorite sign-offs.