commercialese


commercialese
commercialese
is the special language of business correspondence. Much of the more arcane terminology, such as ult. (= ultimo, last month), prox. (= proximo, next month), and duly to hand (= received) has disappeared, although one or two phrases still linger in the correspondence of more conservative business circles.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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