Sherine Started The Discussion:
For those of us in the Corporate World.....

Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!

1) For your information, please. (FYI)

Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.

2) Noted and returned.

Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little


3) Review and comment.

Meaning: Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.

4) Action please.

Meaning: Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry; I'll claim the


5) For your necessary action.

Meaning: It's your headache now.

6) Copy to.

Meaning: Here's a share of my headache.

7) For your approval, please.

Meaning: Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.

8) Action is being taken.

Meaning: Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.

9) Your letter is receiving our attention.

Meaning: I am trying to figure out what you want.

10) Please discuss.

Meaning: I don't know what the HELL this is, so please brief me.

11) For your immediate action.

Meaning: Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.

12) Please reply soon.

Meaning: Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.

13) We are investigating/processing your request with the relevant


Meaning: They are causing the delay, not us.

14) Regards.

Meaning: Thanks and bless you for reading all the bullshit.
20th October 2005 From India, Bangalore

Hey Sherine, thats quite amusing you know.. wonder what all other regular expressions can be... good wishes, Ila Vashishtha. :lol: :wink: :)
20th October 2005
Hi Sherien Really good , I couldn’t stop laughing. Expecting more post of this type Regards Dilnaz
21st October 2005 From India, Bangalore

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