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

India, Bangalore
Hr Professional
Dilnaz Unnisa
India, Bangalore
Hr- Executive
Hr Exec

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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