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