In an e-mail I just sent to my friend Matt, I needed to refer to the process of writing my salutation to him. Believe it or not, there is no such word (and if you disagree with me, feel free to run off right now and prepare a paper to discuss at your next linguistics meeting).
So, in a moment of pure, unadulterated, light-shining-from-the-clouds genius, I came up with the beauty of a word that you are free to use from here on: salutate (salutated, salutating). It is, of course, defined as the process of writing, or otherwise creatively producing, a salutation.
And just in case you need a couple examples of usage:
“Although the President speeched powerfully, it was his salutating that captivated them.”
“So here I am salutating quietly, and I overhear a guy in the next cubicle punchlining, ‘Rectum? Darn near killed ‘em’!”
Enjoy not only the use of the word, but any salutating experiences you may have in the future, courtesy of all the staff here at NathanLogan.com.
And yes, this is what my blog has come to in order to get something posted.