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    A Warm Reminder?

    Believe it or not, at times, the more you come across the phrase, the more you believe that it is acceptable / correct.

    I know adjectives that can go with 'reminders' are 'kind' / 'gentle' / 'friendly' but as I have come across innumerable instances of 'warm reminders', I can no longer be sure whether I am given the right input.

    E.g. "A warm reminder - xx's party tonight"

    Does it sound natural to native speakers' ears?

    Thanks

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    Not to me. There are no examples in COCA or http://fraze.it/.

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    I have reason to believe that "warm reminder" is the literal translation of the Chinese term "温馨提醒", so it is pidgin English.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have reason to believe
    If you are going to say something like that, please give some indication of your reason.

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    I have never heard "warm reminder".

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you are going to say something like that, please give some indication of your reason.
    Sorry, I should say "I am sure that 'warm reminder' is the literal translation of the Chinese term '温馨提醒', also known as '温馨提示', and I believe that is the origin of the unnatural English term."

    The following is quite a famous Chinese-English dictionary, where you can see "Warm reminder".
    http://dict.youdao.com/search?le=eng&q=Warm%20reminder
    You said "I would recommend caution when using such sites" in this post, now it is a case in point.

    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 21-Mar-2014 at 12:44.

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    Re: A Warm Reminder?

    I'd be very careful of that site. It does not give good sentences in English.
    Eg. 2 on that page: "Experts warm reminder: good morpheus quality to the university entrance exam candidates are very important, and that is the premise of getting good grades."
    This is wrong on so many levels.

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