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    on this short note

    Dear Friends,

    One non-native friend of mine has just written to me:

    "On this short note have a nice evening."

    Is there such an expression as 'on this short note'? My dictionaries give no clue.

    Take care,


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    Re: on this short note

    Hello Pal,

    It sounds a little odd to me. Perhaps he meant:

    1. On which note, (I must say goodbye ) have a nice evening.

    "On which note" usually introduces a closing salutation of some kind. It refers to the immediately preceding passage in a text, and implies in a mildly humorous way that the passage contains unusual or surprising material, of a kind that would usually demand more comment.

    Best wishes,


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    Re: on this short note

    I think he meant to say "On this note" [referring to something preceding this in his letter/message].

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