Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Acronym of the Day: “V/R”

In the strange workplace in which (through a kink in History) I currently find myself,
the commonest sign-off is not “Sincerely yours”, but:


In origin, this is military;  and stands for “Very respectfully”.

Now I have never served in the military, yet have adopted this as my signoff of choice: 
partly out of respect  for those who have so served;
partly out of puckishness, because it’s mysterious and cool;
and partly because,   in the back of my mind,  it stands for

           Victoria Regina

All hail, noble Queen !!

[Update] For other crunchy military acronyms, check this out:


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