Online Englisch Lernen: Beginning an email…
“Dear John” at the beginning of an email is an example of a(n)
b) complimentary close
d) subject line
Kleiner Englischkurs Online: What do you think?
“Dear John” is an example of a salutation. Salutation is the word used in correspondence that means “greeting”, also die Begrüßung oder die Anrede.
“Dear John” also has another meaning.
✉️💔 A “Dear John letter” is a letter written to a man by his romantic partner, telling him that the relationship is over.
🪖 💔 The first known use of this phrase was during the Second World War, when women wrote to their soldier husbands/boyfriends, ending the relationship.
💔 💌 Wenn ein Mann also einen “Dear John” Brief erhält, dann macht seine Partnerin “Schluss”.