Shiny Poll: Hi! Dear or Yo dude? How do you start emails in this modern age?

1545email.jpgAn article in the Guardian today pointed out one of the etiquette dilemmas of this modern age – how to start an email.

Okay so most of us have been starting emails just fine for the past five years. But the Wall Street Journal has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons by suggesting that “Dear” as in – “Dear Sir” is too intimate. Well knock me down, I always thought it was the opposite of intimate, ie the formal way to start things off, but maybe that’s just an old-fashioned Brit thing.

I’m partial to “O HAI!!!1!” myself, but it doesn’t go down well with everybody..

Okay, so we all write different sorts of email… but how do you usually start yours?

Anna Leach