Nasty Habits in Replying to Emails

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 09:16:43 UTC 2014


On Mon, 2014-04-28 at 10:42 +0200, Karel Volný wrote:
> > I believe Adam was referring to the OP using “Gentlemen” as
> salutation.
> 
> well, it was "Gentleman!!!" actually ... so probably to one particular
> male 
> person missent to list? :-)

Yet another oddity about English is that while "Gentlemen, ..." is
correct usage in some contexts (as is "Ladies, ..."), the singular
"Gentleman, ..." is not. The proper form is "Sir, ..." (respectively,
"Madam, ...").

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming ...

poc



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