Why has the Gazette started adding the pointless appellation “via email” to letters?
I’ve recently had to ask a magazine the same question, so wonder if there has been a new legal requirement to do so.
To me it’s ludicrous. Surely it doesn’t matter how the “letter” gets to you. Why don’t you add “by post” or “delivered in person”?
“By carrier pigeon” or “His butler brought it” would stir up a debate on social networking sites.
So, stop it. Please.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: As indicated above, all letters – however submitted – should carry the writer’s name, address and, if possible, a daytime telephone number. On occasion, when a letter arrives by email without a postal address, it has not always proved possible to obtain these details and “via email” has been used instead.
That being said, Mr Olsson’s point is well taken. It was certainly pointless of us to add “via email” below a letter writer’s town of origin, as happened on at least a couple of occasions in recent weeks.