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Letter etiquette

July 2, 2013

In regards to letters to the editor, I do not read the long dissertations that appear. A person can be concise in what they write and then people would read what they write. Jane B....

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CMReeder

Jul-02-13 12:31 AM

Too many words and you lose ......what was the subject again?

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USABorn

Jul-02-13 1:44 AM

You mean like those looonnng LTE's from Reeder?

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-02-13 4:59 AM

Pfffftttt concise enough for you?

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VinceKnauff

Jul-02-13 5:35 AM

Something about monkeys and typewriters offends this lady?

No, seriously. Perhaps a lack of reading comprehension skills is her problem.

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wwhickok

Jul-02-13 6:06 AM

Are you referring to a specific letter?

Some long letters, I don't mind, it depends on the subject matter and frankly, if the subject matter is important and meaningful and you choose not to read it..you're just lazy.

Some are just long-winded and pointless and I wouldn't read them either, primarily because we see 50 letters a weak about the same subject.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-02-13 6:26 AM

I generally read the entire LTE; however, after I get home from work and see 75+ postings, I get more selective and skip some of them.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-02-13 6:57 AM

Some letters you can tell exactly who wrote them after the first line and you don't have to read the rest; just the same olé song and dance.

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garder54

Jul-02-13 8:04 AM

too long, did not read

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CMReeder

Jul-02-13 8:07 AM

You mean like those looonnng LTE's from Reeder?

Unlike your multiple posts in a row that would make a longer letter that I can write.

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CMReeder

Jul-02-13 8:18 AM

Maybe she would prefer the one line quips that is used here in the comment section.

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nobud74

Jul-02-13 8:43 AM

Do you mean like yours, dearest Chuckles?

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GoBB62

Jul-02-13 9:20 AM

"Unlike your multiple posts in a row that would make a longer letter that I can write."

You must be talking about your pal, sham.

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DavidBross

Jul-02-13 10:40 AM

I agree with this letter and the one a few days ago about manners. I follow these guidelines when sending in a letter. I take a few days to write it. This gives me time to reflect and revise the letter. I have someone else read it before I send it in. I keep it under 200 words (150 is even better). This helps me choose my words carefully. I limit my letters to one a month. That way I choose my topic carefully.

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CMReeder

Jul-02-13 11:16 AM

"Do you mean like yours, dearest Chuckles? "

No like USABorn and here run on posts that have range from 5 or more. She isn't the only one. Relene has also. Texas has also. Wayne and others.

I am not the only who gets 'wordy'. You people are no better.

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CMReeder

Jul-02-13 11:19 AM

You don't really object to the length of letter you object to who wrote it. Many times a very long letter trashing Obama and democrats gets a 'good letter' comment from the conservative minded posters.

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JohnZook

Jul-02-13 1:14 PM

GUILTY!!

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msgjsheets

Jul-02-13 7:38 PM

Guess Jane never had to read "War and Peace". Then again, maybe she did.......

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