— this is really happening

scratch the best

The heat is on. I’ve stopped signing my emails “Best (comma) Monica.” And you should too. Because it’s lame, vague, and exhausted. In fact, it may be at the core of a plague of overly-used internet euphemisms responsible for the slow root rot of the Letter (now, the Email). Most importantly, “Best (comma)” keeps you from needing to make a decision about exactly what you are besting, and about exactly who you are to yourself and the world.

This was really a conversation started by E. over a year ago and after Obama’s 17,000,000 strong army of supprters, I’d like to see this movement really take off. I elect you the bastion of its message. And no, you
won’t read about this on digg, technorati, or mixx just yet.
It’s so subtle and secret, only a few locals are on it. So spread it, kids. Save the world. Don’t write “Best (comma)” anymore.

Risk ditching that professional necktie in lieu of smiles and laughter. Here are a few alternatives to get started.

Right here for ya,
Best wishes your way,
Silly,
Not going to stop it,
Ready,
Can’t get enough,
Enough,
More,
Better,
Not best but better,
Vest,
… got alternatives to add? Let us have it. Post it in the comments.

1 comment
  1. Erin B. says: August 21, 20088:28 pm

    Sorry but not the best,

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