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 Post subject: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Warwickshire County Council emailed me to confirm we would hear which school dd2's got in to by email.

It was signed "kind regards". Obviously I know that's a standard end, but I am now wondering if it means "don't get your hopes up"!

Aaagggggghhhh! Sorry if that looks like a teenager's fb comment, but it's how I feel.

How would you interpret "kind regards"? This is such a long week.


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:33 pm 
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They probably didn't even look up the results for your DD, some people just use Kind regards regardless.

You could even read it the other way and think it means good news.


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:37 pm 
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I know, Tinkers. How are you feeling?


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:45 pm 
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I doubt it means anything. "Kind Regards" is just a more modern/slightly informal (perhaps used more for email) version of the older Yours sincerely/Yours faithfully which people would add to letters even if they were neither sincere nor faithful. But then I've not had an email to say I'm getting an email, so maybe that in itself means something!

Actually it has always seemed to me that those two are the wrong way round - "Yours faithfully" when you don't have a name and "Yours sincerely" when you dio. Surely you could be sincere regardless of whether you knew the person, but only faithful when you did know them?


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:47 pm 
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I think you are reading too much into that! I use Kind Regards in most formal emails these days. All will be fine I am sure x


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
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PM sent to you Ginx


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Don't read too much into it Ginx. I find 'Regards' and 'Kind Regards' are used more frequently now in e-mails. Headteacher uses it at DD's school in any response. Even started using it mself! :D

Kind Regards,

PP :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
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No, it doesn't mean anything. One of my colleagues has "Kindest regards" welded into his automatic signature. IMHO that's going a bit far, being old-fashioned I might occasionally use "regards" but will only stretch to "kind regards" in extreme cases. About 10 years ago "kind regards" on an email meant something (it's one of the major causes of me now being married to Mrs 1880 in fact) but not any more.


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:30 pm 
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My American colleagues use "Best regards" which makes my kind ones feel a little inadequate!

Hugs 'n' kisses :D :roll:

Scary mum


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 Post subject: Re: "Kind regards"
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Lots of Love!!!!


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