[Ads-l] dear John letter/Greetings

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sun Nov 16 12:53:09 UTC 2014


Wasn't that draft notice called the "greeting" letter?  Went something like
"Greetings
The friends and neighbors of your community have...."

On 11/16/2014 12:07 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>> anecdotal
> A *feature*, not a bug. ;-)
>
>> elderly
> Anecdotally speaking, I've seen _elderly_ defined as, "the age of the
> speaker plus ten years."
>
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
>> -----------------------
>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>> Subject:      Re: dear John letter
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> And then there were those scary letters you got from your girlfriend =
>> that began "Greetings!"
>>
>> LH
>> =20

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