The most annoying office email phrases

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We’ve heard them all and let’s face it – at times guilty of it too. Overused and ‘most-hated’ business clichés was the top trend on LinkedIn this weekend.

What started as a fun post by international social media website 9GAG in 2018, soon caught the fancy of office goers across the world.

“Disgruntled workers have been sharing their most-loathed office-email phrases. The conversation features the likes of ‘per my last email’, ‘just checking in’ and ‘moving forward’. The phrase ‘thanks in advance’ was also hailed as one of the worst offenders, with some commenters suggesting it translates as: ‘I’m already thanking you for doing me this favour, even though you haven’t yet agreed to it’,” writes LinkedIn.

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The post has been read over 20,000 times (and counting) and has some interesting reader responses.

These are the most hated office email phrases:

Phase: “Thanks in advance”

Means: I’m already thanking you for doing me this favour, even though you haven’t yet agreed to it. Therefore you must do it

Phrase: “Hope this helps”

Means: Just stop bothering me

Phase: “Per my last email”

Means: You better re-read the whole thing again so you won’t ask me stupid questions

Phrase: “Please take action without fail”

Means: You have already assumed that he may fail.

Phrase: “Hope this helps”

Means: Just stop bothering me

Phase: “Moving forward”

Means: Stop wasting my time and just let it go already

Phrase: “For necessary action at your end”

Means: Passing the buck.

Phase: “I see your point”

Means: You can express your opinion but I give zero *****

Phase: “Kind Regards”

Means: **** you

Phase: “As stated below”

Means: You need to read the entire email chain, not just the top two lines because your dumb question has already been answered

Phase: “Let me clarify”

Means: You completely misunderstood my last message, you idiot!

Phase: “Per my last email”

Means: You better re-read the whole thing again so you won’t ask me stupid questions

Phase: “Thanks in advance”

Means: I’m already thanking you for doing me this favour, even though you haven’t yet agreed to it. Therefore you must do it.

Phase: “Sorry for being unclear”

Means: No, I wasn’t. Obviously you didn’t really read what I wrote. You need to pay more attention!

Phase: “Just checking in”

Means: I’m going to keep sending you emails about this until you respond.