Quick question • 9 September 2008 • The SnowBlog

Quick question

Why do people sometimes address emails to me thus: "Dear Emma Barnes,". It seems so odd. Ms or Mrs Barnes will do if we've never met; Emma or Em if we know each other. It's often older people who do it - did it used to be a convention? It always strikes me as strange.


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