For a person like me who starts every email conversation with a greeting, this post by Mary Beard is a bitter tonic 🙂
“Trust this mail finds you in the best of health”, “Greetings”, “Hope you are doing well” are some of the one liners I throw at the beginning of every email conversation, be it personal or official or business. This post on Times Online is an eye-opener, at least, to me.
On one hand, teachers like me, are ‘teaching’ email etiquette and niceties to students. Mary, on the other, questions “Are kids now being taught the rhetoric of emails? Is “I hope this email finds you well” or “How do you do” actually being RECOMMENDED?”
Anyway, it’s a good read. Read it at http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2014/11/how-to-write-an-email.html