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I didn't write this, but I certainly sympathize with the author's feelings:

Dear Miss Manners:

Is there a polite way to tell my boss that "thx" instead of "thank you" or even "thanks" at the end of an e-mail kind of defeats the purpose? Thx.

Yr wlcm. And it is going to get worse as written English twitters away. Miss Manners is sorry to have to tell you that you are bound by the rule against criticizing others, and the likely consequences of criticizing your boss.


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arafel
Apr. 22nd, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Urgh. You know what also sucks? People who think that leaving you a Facebook message is an appropriate thank-you note because they "don't have time for anything else."
pointedview
Apr. 23rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I just wrote two thank-you notes myself in non-ballpoint black ink on ecru Crane stationery last week. Writing is not that painful, people. Heck, you can compose your note on the computer until you have just what you want to say, and then simply transcribe it. People cherish handwritten notes, even if they are brief.
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