Words With Nubs: Kindly
June 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Aha! Hey MN Nice. Here’s a nice way to ask for what you want. Just say, “Kindly”. It’s a nubby way to say, “please” and is sure to create a positive impression.
Kindly adds formality which implies thoughtfulness. It also adds syllables, which instantly transforms a barked, short-and-to-the-point order into something more gentle. More polite.
Here’s what I mean:
- Keep off the grass > Kindly keep off the grass
- Excuse me > Kindly excuse me
- Quit it > Kindly quit it
So. Kindly give it a try. And let me know what you think.