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Nightedge Jul 28th, 2015 01:36 pm

best
 
Recently I've received a few emails, and some of them end this way

[...]

Best!

TS Eliot

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What does 'Best!' mean? Are they praising anyone or does it have a special meaning? One of this kind addressed to my mother's sister's grandson is from a teacher, just telling him about how students perform in class. ←context

susan53 Jul 29th, 2015 02:28 am

Re: best
 
It's an abbreviation of Best regards.

It's usual to end emails in neutral style - ie not to friends - with
Best regards or just Regards. However sometimes, to make it slightly more informal, if you know the person though they're not a friend, then just Best is used.

I'm afraid your signature is unlikely though. Eliot died quite a long time before emails were ever thought of - unlikely he would have used it :lol:

aurays Jul 29th, 2015 04:37 pm

Re: best
 
Hi everyone!

Can it also be that Best is an abbreviation of All the best?

susan53 Jul 30th, 2015 01:12 am

Re: best
 
Interesting. Had never thought of that one. Again, that would only be appropriate in more informal messages, but it's certainly possible. It would depend on what the specific writer was thinking. And at that point, why not also "Best wishes" ? i've always interpreted it as "Best regards", but who knows what other people intend.

Nightedge Aug 4th, 2015 09:44 am

Re: best
 
Excellent answers. Thank you.


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