Professional Words We Really Need in the English Language
After a few years in the working world, I've discovered a couple of notable gaps in the English language that are really pertinent to professional communication. We need to solve this.
- •A professionally appropriate synonym for "y'all"The lack of a 2nd person plural is distressing. I need a more professional version of "y'all" to use in emails, or I need "y'all" to become the nationally accepted 2nd person plural. Saying "you" just feels too pointed.
- •A standard email closing"Best"? Ugh. Best what? "Thanks" can be passive aggressive if I'm not actually thanking someone. "Regards"? Old fashioned. Let's get some better ideas.
- •An email closing that essentially means "Please read everything above really carefully because it's important, and I worked really hard at it."