Is the P.S. passé? I come from a time when many people used the P.S. so it is no wonder in my e-mail messages I often put a P.S.
P.S. means post script. It is an afterthought. When I don't feel like composing a new sentence, but just thought of something and want to let the reader know about it, I put a P.S. and add it to the end of my letter or e-mail. The problem is, nobody seems to read it, especially in an e-mail.
I don't know how many times I have put a P.S. to let someone know something and then when I meet that person they ask me why I never answered them. "I did," I said, "I put it as a P.S. at the end of my e-mail." Oh, I never read that far they usually tell me.
Is it true? Do we not read past the name? I think people are just too busy and only skim over e-mails for the information they need and discard the rest.
The P.S. seems to have had a small comeback with the movie P.S. I Love You and I will continue to use it, but maybe if I really want to highlight something, I will put it right up front, especially in a work e-mail.
P.S. Don't forget to look for the P.S.
P.S.S. It's really not that hard to find.
P.S.S.S. If you have to P.S. this far you have missed the point of the P.S.
POSTSCRIPT TO MY POSTSCRIPT ARTICLE
My boss read my blogpost and pointed out to me that he thought the correct way to write the post script is:
PS or PPS
Of course, he sent me a link to prove his point. In it they wrote that PS meant post scriptum, therefore PPS would be post-post scriptum, which makes sense in a Latin sort of way.
P.S. Don't you hate it when your boss is right?