One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Used as a formula for ending a letter.
- ‘It certainly wouldn't bother me to receive a letter signed "yours truly".’
- ‘Addressed to 'Dear Boss' and dramatically written in red ink, it claimed to be from the killer and was signed 'Yours truly, Jack the Ripper'.’
- 1.1humorous Used to refer to oneself.‘the demos will be organized by yours truly’
- ‘For general information on mutual funds, here is the Wikipedia article, originally written by yours truly.’
- ‘Her most recent transgression involves yours truly, but it's hardly the first time she has embarrassed her employers.’
- ‘Last Friday night a surprise 50th birthday party was organised for yours truly by the family.’
- ‘In less than four short months, yours truly - and yours truly's better half - will be welcoming a new baby to the world.’
- ‘Once again, look for yours truly on his own domain next week.’
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