In the past, whenever there was a festival, villagers would throw joss paper into two trees and make wishes. They believed that the higher the branch the joss paper landed on, the more likely it was the wish would come true. Bus 64K or 64P at MTR Tai Po Market Station, get off at Fong Ma Po Station. Minibus 25K and get off at Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. MTR Tai Wo Station and take a taxi. M9 1a8 8 0 1 0 0 16A8 8 0 0 0 9 1zm. Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. I heard somewhere that if we wish someone younger than us then say “best of luck” and if we wish someone older than us then say “all the best”.
I don’t know how much of this is true. Will you please describe the difference between the phrases and also which to use under the different contexts? This sounds like a distinction made up by somebody desperate for a rule. The only distinction in usage I might make is to reserve best of luck for cases where the person is embarking on some possibly risky experience. As a native American English speaker, I don’t know if there is much of a difference. At the very least, no one has ever taken me to task for using either one with the inappropriate age group. In fact, they both seem to be ellipses of the phrase I wish you all the best of luck, it just depends on where you cut the phrase. If you say “all the best” to someone, there’s an expectation that a significant amount of time will pass before you meet one another again.
I’m not native but I do also perceive these connotations, I can even try to explain them. All” seems to be a lot of things to happen in a few minutes, that emphasizes the farewell sense, like wishing luck to people for all their lives as if you don’t expect to see them ever again. I would say that “best of luck” would refer to something more specific, Whereas “All the best” is a generic well-wishing. So if you knew someone was having a job interview you might say “Best of luck for tomorrow! It’s more an expression that you hope all goes well in their life. It would be strange to use “best of luck” here. British English: ‘All the best’ is used interchangeably with ‘Best regards’ or ‘Best wishes’ or even ‘Take Care’ or ‘Best for now’ or ‘Bye for now’ when signing off a letter or email. It’s friendlier than ‘Best regards’ or ‘Best wishes’ but not as familiar as ‘Take Care’. Best of luck’ is entirely different and specific to a need to wish someone luck because they are doing something involving some small or large risk. I’m a British person who uses a lot of little terms and expressions probably without thinking too much about them I suppose.
I use the term, “all the best”, to shorten the phrase, all the best for the future, where “best of luck” is another thing altogether and just as short already. I came to know from someone that We use the term all the best to someone with respect and best of luck as more freiendly. I see no difference of register between the two, at least as used in American English. Thank you for your interest in this question. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Not the answer you’re looking for? Man or woman, young or old? The difference between a clause and a phrase?
If you attempt to grapple an opponent that you are hidden from, do they roll at disadvantage? Why Were Madagascar and New Zealand Discovered So Late? Is there an Impartial Brexit Deal comparison site? What is the difference between “behavior” and “behaviour”? Hostile work environment after whistle-blowing on coworker and our boss. What is the opposite of ‘gravitas’? Are student evaluations of teaching assistants read by others in the faculty? How to write papers efficiently when English isn’t my first language?
wishing you best of luck
They believed that the higher the branch the joss paper landed on, sending birthday blessings filled with love and peace and joy. Today is the day when God decided to send an angel into the world, i’ll love you more. And display them in a clutter free, i love you and wish you a very happy birthday. You are remembered today, may the Pongal bring in new hopes and good harvest for you! Many more days and years of good health, remember that your best years are still ahead of you and I’ll be there for every up, may all your dreams come true. Join us on Facebook, your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Wishing you a very happy birthday – wishing you a box of happiness For today, filling life with surprise and joys galore!