One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used at the beginning of a letter, notice, or testimonial when the identity of the reader or readers is unknown.
- ‘Dear to whom it may concern, I'm an American who just read your article on your website via disinfo.com, An Ameican website.’
- ‘Placed under house arrest in Salé, he regained his freedom only in May 2000 by order of Mohammed VI and immediately made public his second address: ‘Memorandum to whom it may concern.’’
- ‘To whom it may concern - I am feeling a bit alienated right now; I know who I am, but others do not listen.’
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