The Real Meanings Behind Polite Email Phrases. |

The Real Meanings Behind Polite Email Phrases.

We always strive to make our emails sound polite and respectable. Putting together a well-written and polite-sounding email is a skill and an art recquired in today’s workplace. Knowing how to use polite email terms to sugercoat your underlying frustration is a whole different set of skills. So, if you have missed a deadline or you did not respond to an email promptly and you receive an email from your boss or professor that ends with “Kind Regards”, be sure that those regards are no where near kind. Actually, that’s a glossy cover that hides a lot. So, here is a hilarious guide, put forth by 9gag, that illustrates the true meaning of some of the most commonly used email phrases.


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Mixed messages! If you want someone to never darken your inbox with their inquiries again, then this is apparently the way to go about it, according to a hilarious viral thread by 9GAG

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The height of passive aggressive! It might sound like the person is sympathetic to your inquiries, but really you're getting nowhere 

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Before asking any questions, it pays to read right through the email thread or risk irking the person you're communicating with 

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Polite or vengeful? Some people admit to using 'kind regards' when they meaning anything but, while others say it's their go-to sign off 

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An ominous sign? If someone wants to do things differently in the future, then it's probably not a positive! 

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Clarification conflict! If you see this on an email then you might  as well take it that the person writing to you is not impressed 

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The dreaded 'per my last email': Sometimes, it just pays to have a thorough read through before asking any questions!

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A clever tactic? Thanking someone in advance subtly applies a bit of pressure and guilt to convince them it has to be done 

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You may not have understood what they were saying, but if you receive this the sender is convinced that they were absolutely clear and you're the one to blame 

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It may sound casual, but 'just checking in' means you're going to be harassed until you finally pay attention and reply 

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