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"you are most cordially incited..." OR "you are most xordially invited..."

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Greythorne · 07/02/2012 20:09

both sound odd but maybe I am in too deep.....

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Greythorne · 07/02/2012 20:09



Invited and Cordially

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CalatalieSisters · 07/02/2012 20:10

I would LOVE to be "cordially incited". It sounds like a very polite exhortation to go rioting.

ThePieSmuggler · 07/02/2012 20:11

Um, I may be being dim but aren't they the same?

LeBOF · 07/02/2012 20:11

Start the whole thing again please, I'm lost Grin

SwedishEdith · 07/02/2012 20:11

Neither. No-one says "cordially" ever.

Greythorne · 07/02/2012 20:13

Fuck and double fuck


Here's the real question:

"you are most cordially invited..."


"you are invited most cordially..."

More haste, less speed.

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OtterNonsense · 07/02/2012 20:13

Calatalie, darling, why don't you smash that jeweller's window? You know you want to, and I'm sure they won't mind. No, please, after you, I insist.

That sort of thing?

yellowraincoat · 07/02/2012 20:15

"You are invited" - anything else sounds horribly non-U.

AgentProvocateur · 07/02/2012 20:15

You are cordially invited, although as someone upthread said, it's a bit old-fashioned. If it's a formal event I'd put "Blah-blah is delighted to invite you..."

CalatalieSisters · 07/02/2012 20:17

Thank you otter. I am delighted to accept your kind incitement.

Greythorne · 07/02/2012 20:20


But I want it to sound a bit OTT

Don't care about the u / non u thing

I am very non u

But i don't want to make a grammatical error!

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Greythorne · 07/02/2012 20:21

Oh, yes, I like the idea of cordially inciting someone!

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nickelhasababy · 08/02/2012 13:27

you are cordially invited.

never most.

Greythorne · 08/02/2012 16:03

I have gone with 'you are cordially'

But why no 'most'?

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nickelDorritt · 09/02/2012 11:11

cos that's not in the phrase!

GrimmaTheNome · 09/02/2012 11:14

But why no 'most'?
'cordially' is OTT enough. most cordially is OTT and down the other side again. Too much.

nickelDorritt · 09/02/2012 11:20

spot on Grimma Grin

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