Used in emails, it is a common misconception that this is an abbreviation of the word 'regarding'.
Re is a latin word (pronounced 'ray') that means 'in the matter of' and was adopted by the English courts along with many other latin phrases. It has since moved into general correspondence.
Re: Why you don't pronounce it arr-eee
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