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Regards

Regards, wtf does it mean anyways. My regard. Your regard. regard by itself, as if, stops at a few meters from the person to whom its directed. then stops, smells the person and with its snooty nose upturned, vanishes..

then a while back, a friend introduced me to 'abrazo'. its spanish for a hug in greeting. its nice, its warm, but you can't use it officially or with unknown folks. it could be perceived too intrusive.

c ya has its edges chopped off. its smooth and slides out easily. but it won't necessarily be truthful. (cuz, the reason u r writing to someone possibly is that u can't c them in person.)

cheers, with its edgy exuberance is uni-dimensional in its pathos and reeks of spilt beer and rotting pizzas (which were delicious the last night).

mahalo is cool and rotund and exotic and poetic. hmm.. too good to be acceptable.

Juley's simplicity is beautiful and heart warming. but not many would know it. you can't greet in unshared language.

while meaning nothing, it should convey all. the search for holy grail of sign off continues.

Comments

A S said…
hiii

nice post :D
these lingos seem to have crawled into official language too :)
A S said…
hiii

nice post :D
these lingos seem to have crawled into official language too :)

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