Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Good night and good luck...

Since Katie Couric put out a call to viewers to offer suggestions for a new signoff catch phrase, I think it's time to update my own. My email signoff, that is, considering that I'm not hosting the evening news. I most often sign off with "all best," or "best," in emails. If it's a good friend, then I use "rock on" or (even better) "later, gator." How creative of me! I need a new schtick.

Some new ideas for signing off (keep in mind that they have to be fairly professional because most of my emails are work-related):
* "Blessings," or alternately, "blessed be" (this is to get back at all of the "namastes" I receive).
* "AAAs and BBBs" (because I don't know you well enough for XXXs and OOOs).
* "Stay special!!!" (I mined my high school yearbook for that one; the triple-exclamation is integral).
* "BUH-bye" (too 1990s-era SNL?).
* "Try again later" (inspired by the Magic 8-Ball I use to make work-related decisions).
* "See you in Hell" (this one just feels right).

What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. I think something about bitches would be more appropriate. How about, "Later, bitches!"? Too flippant?

    Maybe "Peace, Love, and Bitching"?

    Or...Bitch on!

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  2. You might also want to consider something pirate-inspired:

    And yo ho ho, ye scurvy scalliwag,

    or

    'Til I make ye walk the plank,

    or simply:

    Arrrr...

    Pirate-speak is very historical and undeniably always in style.

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  3. I would like to complain that since being in the 'states, I've founf myseld saying "Hay man!", as a greeting, and as a way of saying "Ciao" to anyone - male or female.

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  4. How about...

    "Blessed Be Bitch,"
    or
    "Bye loser,"
    or
    "You suck always,"

    those would at least FEEL good.

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  5. Al - as long as it's not biaaaatch, which I find a little played out.
    jaz - I love a good "yo ho ho!"
    geoff - "Hey" is appropriately southern. You're fitting in quite nicely.
    les - I like to leave the reader with a mental image, so I'm going to skip any signoffs with "suck" in them, but you make a good point.
    ooh - PLD - I love that one!

    Thanks to all...and see you in Hell!

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  6. definitely "see you in hell." because i will.

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  7. If someone signed off a letter to me by saying "See you in Hell", I would do one of two things:

    1 - fally madly, head over heels inlove

    2 - buy whatever it is they are selling

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  8. If you sign them "Blessed Be" you will automatically find out how many of your correspondents are Wiccan.

    Which is not a bad thing.

    I'm just saying.

    - M

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  9. God, my business sign-offs of "best regards" sounds so trite upon initial inspection, but what it REALLY means is "fuck you very much." Yay!

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  10. So, which witty phrase have you decided to adopt? Do tell!

    You are always welcome to use "Now beat it!"

    I find it tends to get the exact reaction I hope: it startles the sh*t out of them and cracks me up.

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  11. I'm torn between "here's to being on my good side" and "see you in hell." I've gotten such a great response to "see you in hell!"

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