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Email sign off etiquette poll

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CrawleyJ Thu 14-May-20 22:13:03

BW or KR instead of Best Wishes/Kind Regards

YES - it’s the modern era, we don’t have time for full words, the sentiment is there

NO - rude as fuck, how important do you think you are that you can’t even type out best wishes

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Thu 14-May-20 22:14:09

Is yes - YABU
No- Yanbu ??

Cupcakegirl13 Thu 14-May-20 22:14:56

It’s a No from me !

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 14-May-20 22:15:09


PrivateD00r Thu 14-May-20 22:16:07

Need a better guide for voting op!

ilovewinterpansies Thu 14-May-20 22:16:10

No. Rude as fuck.

plunkplunkfizz Thu 14-May-20 22:17:01

I don’t think it’s rude as such, just very, very wanky. See also “Thx”.

TokyoSushi Thu 14-May-20 22:17:41

No, you look like a twat.

CrawleyJ Thu 14-May-20 22:17:57

Fuck sakes

I was looking at the yes/no to enable voting angry

YANBU - it’s all cool
YABU - rude bastard

TwatCat Thu 14-May-20 22:18:42

I'd never use it. It would take me a while to work out what BW before someone's name meant.

Livpool Thu 14-May-20 22:19:22


It is rude and I wouldn't know what it meant

Ilovebanoffeepie Thu 14-May-20 22:19:48


Sparklingbrook Thu 14-May-20 22:20:17

I wouldn't automatically realise what the abbreviations meant.

Liddell Thu 14-May-20 22:20:54

No, for all the time it takes to write it in full, I woudn't resort to BW and KR.

CrawleyJ Thu 14-May-20 22:20:59

We have someone at work who signs off



JD (made up initials)

It’s fucking rude isn’t it?!

TwatCat Thu 14-May-20 22:21:17

BW Big Wanker
KR Kinky Rimjob

Bella2020 Thu 14-May-20 22:21:37

No. It's incredibly rude. It gives the impression you can't be bothered, or that your time is more valuable than theirs, when you're too lazy to even type a few more letters.

Onemorefuck Thu 14-May-20 22:21:48


MrsElijahMikaelson1 Thu 14-May-20 22:21:51

Rude as fuck and wanky to go with it!

Why is voting 50/50 when everyone has said no?confused

BuffaloCauliflower Thu 14-May-20 22:22:03

I find it really irritating, and I’m in a work culture that’s just thanks, initial, x most of the time (which I’m fine with!)

zscaler Thu 14-May-20 22:22:13

I would find it rude and / or pretentious

CrawleyJ Thu 14-May-20 22:22:18

And person is senior leader, so has now spread through organisation and more and more people are doing it

I’m going to go with a new trend

Yours, forever faithfully, in kindest regards


worriedwellworrier Thu 14-May-20 22:23:31

I had no idea this was rude, I’ve always used BW. Ooops.....time to change!

Dollywilde Thu 14-May-20 22:23:42

Rude - If you’re emailing someone who you know well enough to use abbreviations with then you’re not saying ‘kind regards’ or ‘best wishes’. Either it’s my boss saying ‘can you do this, ta’ and it’s not needed, or I’m emailing a client in which case I should be typing in full.

CrawleyJ Thu 14-May-20 22:25:00

Dear @Worriedwellworrier,

I hope this post finds you well? Please desist from using BW in future communications.

Yours, in anticipation,


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