(Closed) Most overused word in work emails today is…

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I hate HR-type buzz phrases like “touch base.” Come on, admit it, you just want to babble about nothing and waste my time when you say you want to “touch base…”

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

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@MrsTVLover:  You’re right, I just don’t say “re” when I’m speaking I say “regarding.”  It’d be like saying LOL instead of actually laughing 😉

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@mchitt329:  Ahhhhahahahaa!

I have a director at my job who doesn’t understand pronounciations of LOTS of words.

“Protege” has turned into “prodigy”.  Apparently they’re the same word.

He also thinks that the correct form of “giving” (such as, thanks for giving me..) is “given”.  “Thanks for given me a chance.”

He’s second in command here.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oh no! I use ‘please advise’ and ‘going forward’ all the time! *Hangs head in shame*

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MsJ2theZ:  Send her this http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

For me it’s “Use or lose” when sharing items.

Don’t even get me start on people who say “use or loose.”  ARL:KSGJH:LSDGHK!!!!!!!  IF YOU CAN SPELL GOOSE, YOU CAN SPELL LOOSE.  IT’S NOT LOSE.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@mchitt329:  Yes, actually your boss is correct.  Re is pronounced like ray and roughly means “with regard to.”

WAIT, I just re-read.  Omg, your boss is an idiot, lol …  sorry!  You’re right on that one.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@mchitt329:  So weird!   Have you ever seen someone who thinks @ means about?

 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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@donna_saur:  Personally, I hate the extra controlling and ever annoying “So and so has requested a reciept when their e-mail has been read”  I NEVER send them, I will answer you when I am god damned good an ready!

…and don’t you dare email me something and call me thirty seconds later asking, “Did you get my e-mail?’

because I WILL hurt you

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Nona99:  I had those gd read receipts as well. It just seems SO CONTROLLING to me!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

I work in marketing/graphic design and I am always waiting on clients to send materials over, or to give edits or approvals on projects. Or they send materials that are half complete or completely wrong, etc. So I totally do the passive-aggressive – “please advise” – guilty!!

Another one that is passed around a LOT from my clients: “mock it up” as in, “Oh that’ll just take like 5 minutes to mock it up right? It’s a quick thing to do.”

Ugh.

 

 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@donna_saur:  I think I’m clear when I use it – like, I say what the problem is and then say ‘please advise’ as in, tell me what you want me to do given the situation I’ve just described. That makes it better, right? 🙂

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