Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!
For your information, please. (FYI)
Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.
Noted and returned.
Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.
Review and comment.
Meaning: Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.
Meaning: Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry, I'll claim the credit.
For your necessary action.
Meaning: It's your headache now.
Meaning: Here's a share of my headache.
For your approval, please.
Meaning: Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.
Action is being taken.
Meaning: Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.
Your letter is receiving our attention.
Meaning: I am trying to figure out what you want.
Meaning: I don't know what the hell this is, so please brief me.
For your immediate action.
Meaning: Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.
Please reply soon.
Meaning: Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.
We are investigating/processing your request with the relevant authorities.
Meaning: They are causing the delay, not us.
Meaning: Thanks and bless you for reading all the crap.