Additional information, most often an appendix at the end of the letter - this is what “PS” means. It is written after the number and signature through a small indent in one or two lines. This abbreviation refers to the English expression "post scriptum" - "after written." In some letters written with a pen, you can see "P.S." instead of english letters. The meaning is the same, but some people understand it this way: “to be continued” or “afterword”, “after what has been said”, “appendix”.
The ethics of writing elegant letters are a thing of the past
“Gracious Sovereign Andrei Vasilievich! Our entire large family wishes you a Merry Christmas. We sincerely wish you all splendor for many years to come. May the coming year be happier and more prosperous of the past. Accept our deepest respect.
P.S. Congratulations on the birth of a grandchild. ”
The author of the letter about the grandson forgot, so I had to finish it so as not to rewrite the whole letter again.
In the love letters of bygone times it was: “PS I dream of a new meeting”, “PS I love”, “PS Tomorrow in the same place”, “P.S. Sorry if there are any errors. "
What does " PS" mean now
The meaning of writing such a "continuation" has radically changed. Yes, and now they write letters mostly electronic, on the keyboard it is easy to add a missed sentence and paste it anywhere. What “PS” means can be understood by the purpose of the letter. In friendly messages, it is now fashionable to write important postscripts, and even in the form of “PS” (without changing the language on the keyboard), it turns out “cool”, “cool”. If the letter is business, "PS" is added to reinforce the meaning of the main idea, for concentration. Naturally, to indicate the benefits of the purchase in the selling text almost always write the postscript "PS" or "PS" There are letters of request, thanks, ceremonial, apologizing. And each can be with its own special "addition."
Computer slang unrecognizably changed "PS"
Example: "PPS" stands for post post scriptum. Now you can write "PSS" (post sub scriptum) - this is also a post-post postscript. Modern advanced user (user) uses international English in Russian style. Instead of “PS” in the message, it adds “zyzh” or “zyr”, which means “look.” Informal correspondence can be difficult to understand. “FAQ” - “frequently asked questions”, “PPKS” - “waving (in the sense of“ subscribing ”) to every word,” “CCSC” - three English letters with a dot “WWW.” What does "PS" mean in such a record: "ZZYZH"? This is the ironic counterpart of "PPS"
Where did the normal writing algorithm go?
Previously, the letter had the following plan:
- Welcome with good wishes and questions. Here, they shared their impressions of the letters received and past meetings.
- Main part.
- Final parting words.
- Date, signature often with the word "kiss".
Here is a sad unsent letter from a tanker written in 1941. It has the same meaning as “PS”. In the broken tank with a closed hatch they found the remains of a young lieutenant 25 years after the end of the war. He had a tablet with a letter and a photograph of his girlfriend .
“Hello, dear Varia! Unfortunately, we are not destined to meet again ... ”Further, the soldier writes about heavy fighting, about the death of his comrades, about how love helped him to fight with dignity. Postscript with bitter irony:
“PS Like in a familiar song about tankers”