Words With Nubs: Kindly

June 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Hadley Barrows

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.

Here’s why.

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.

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