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    #1

    'x' at the end of emails

    A question to native speakers in particular. How do you understand 'x' following one's name at the end of informal emails?

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    Peter x

    Is it just something you might want to do when writing to a friend? Or perhaps it has a more flirtatious undertone?

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    Re: 'x' at the end of emails

    X = kiss.

    It is normally affectionate, not flirtatious.

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    Re: 'x' at the end of emails

    Ok, so not something one would want to be reading into?

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    Re: 'x' at the end of emails

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Ok, so not something one would want to be reading into?
    Not normally.

    If your boss, who is normally very staid, sends a reprimand to you with 'X' and an invitation to meet to discuss the problem in private, then you might start worrying.

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    #5

    Re: 'x' at the end of emails

    ;)

    Fair enough.

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    Re: 'x' at the end of emails

    I wouldn't use it much with friends. I use it with my family, though.

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