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    Question Re:A letter of John Lennon's

    It was admirably succinct, the note John Lennon wrote to the Queen in 1969, a cameo that captured the mood of a decade in two sentences. "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon."
    Hello! Could someone answer the question of mine as below?

    Is it okay for me to write the ending to my male teacher like John Lennon - With love? The ending sounds strange to me. I only read it in love letters.


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    Re: A letter of John Lennon's

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! Could someone answer the question of mine as below?

    Is it okay for me to write the ending to my male teacher like John Lennon - With love? The ending sounds strange to me. I only read it in love letters.


    Thanks!
    Not just in love letters. but also in immature letters (child to parent). JL was writing in an intentionally inappropriate way (he might also have been extending his policy of 'All You Need Is Love).

    The phrase 'the Biafra thing' is another example of his writing with intentional inappropriateness; part of the political statement (returning his MBE) was the way he did it (as if he was saying 'I'm not going to play intellectual games by referring to some academic generality like "your Government's involvement in the present situation in Africa').

    So my advice would be strongly against using it to your teacher!

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    Re: A letter of John Lennon's

    Hi BobK,

    Thank you for your help.

    What is the usual ending if parents write to their children?

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    Re: A letter of John Lennon's

    'Love', 'with love', 'lots of love' (or "oodles/lashings/loads of love" or some other noun that means 'lots and lots').

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    Re: A letter of John Lennon's

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'Love', 'with love', 'lots of love' (or "oodles/lashings/loads of love" or some other noun that means 'lots and lots').

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