Post # 1
…advise. (Commence mini-rant!!!)
“The name we have on file is different…please advise.”
“Please advise what else you need to process.”
“Advised so-and-so of changes made.”
and sometimes even just “So-and-so advised.”
There are wayyyy too many synonyms for this in each situation that we shouldn’t be using this word this much!!!
Anyone else have a word or phrase used way too much at work or in work correspondence?
Post # 3
Not a phrase but our VP over use’s quotations. The “woman” has like two master’s degree’s and a “long career” behind her yet she can’t use “quotes” in the proper” way”.
And yes I totally just quoted that sentence the way she would.
Post # 4
I get the same thing – CONSTANTLY.
My eye twitches particularly violently when it’s spelled “please advice.”
Post # 5
Completely agree, where I work it’s “advise.”
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@donna_saur: My boss things that “re:” meaning regarding is actually typed and pronounced “ray”
Once she emailed me please set up a file for lastname, first name ray vixon properties.
So I set it up lastname, firstname re: Ray Vixon Properties and she looked at me and said “Ray?! You know, as in regarding!!”
Anyone ever heard of this before?!?
Post # 7
@MsJ2theZ That would drive me absolutely insane!!!
@ANGELaaimt: Oh Lordy, I don’t think I could handle that! I’m lucky not to have seen that yet, but still… this one I just got: “The names don’t match. Please advise.” ADVISE YOU OF WHAT???
Post # 8
I’m with you on “please advise” – there was a thread a while ago about ordinary things that you hate and I went on a rant about this phrase. It’s such an unnecessary phrase to me. I have a repeat offender customer who never ever reads the responses I send to them and keeps responding back with the same questions followed by “please advise”. Drives me nuts.
I work in a building full of start-up companies and it seems like they all have started replacing the word “market” with “space”. Like “We would like to enter the mobile space with this new product.” or “We want to be the top company in this space next year”. I don’t get it.
Post # 9
Mine today is discrepency. Actually, that’s what it it most days. I’m always fixing peoples mistakes.
Post # 10
@mchitt329: Weird! No, I haven’t heard that before! It’s kinda funny though! I may try it out around here and see what people think I’m talking about!
@littlemisst08: Texans Against Advise unite!! 😉
Post # 11
Haha I work at a hotel so “I sincerely apologize” is one that happens pretty frequently.
Post # 12
@mchitt329: pretty sure that’s how it is pronounced, but definitely not how it’s spelled!
Post # 13
UGH my workplace overuses the word “offline” TOTALLY IMPROPERLY.
We’ll be in a meeting and someone will say “well we’ll talk about that offline” – YOU’RE NOT ONLINE YOU’RE IN A FACE TO FACE MEETING! Sorry. This one drives me NUTS.
“Offline” does not mean “after the meeting”. Just say “after this meeting”…or even…”later”!
Post # 14
@donna_saur: Guilty as charged.
BUT, I only use “please advise” when I’m being passive-aggressive. Someone has not given me the answer I need (and they’re usually taking their sweet time.. ahem… lawyers!) so I’ll throw this phrase around when I’m annoyed and want a response.
Post # 15
A previous manager of mine used to use the phrase ‘going forward’ all. the. time.
‘Going forward we need to focus on our customer service.’
‘Going forward we need to work better as a team.’
‘Going forward we need to try to cut costs where possible.’
ARGH! It drove me insane! She even used to write it in the staff newsletter, it made me want to hit someone. Hard…
Post # 16
@lollygagon: awww, lollygagon, this made me laugh! I had this once – someone was “having a discrepancy”! Don’t let those discrepancy-havers get ya down! 🙂