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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.

Ilaivyinc -  Member Since: Aug 2005
Hey Sherine, thats quite amusing you know.. wonder what all other regular expressions can be... good wishes, Ila Vashishtha. :lol: :wink: :)

bala1 -  Member Since: Jun 2005
Hi Sherine, That is entertaining! Where did you get these? I am sending it off to some of your friends with your permission. Thanks Bala

Dilnaz Unnisa -  Member Since: Mar 2005
Hi Sherien Really good , I couldn’t stop laughing. Expecting more post of this type Regards Dilnaz


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