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Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to articles on saying hello and computer-aided dating and give a grammar lesson.


As David Roach writes, the simple custom of greeting people in everyday life is fading fast in today’s world (Connections, January 13). Many times during my walks in Sturbridge or on the beach in Maine, I have experienced the same reluctance of people to greet one another. I hope others heed Roach’s advice. Life is short. Let’s smile and greet one another when we can.

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