Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cheers

I don’t know when I started signing off my e-mails with the expression “cheers.” To the best of my recollection, I had never used the word in conversation, ever, except when accompanied by a clinking wine glass. I really have no idea how it came to be so rooted in my Internet vocabulary. Out of curiosity, I searched as far back as I could in my Gmail account, and there it was at the end of almost every e-mail, except for ones I had sent to my closest friends and family, which I signed off with the teen-age-y “xoxoxo” or sometimes, for variation, “xxxooo.”

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