Emails are wonderful things: they provide near-instant communication without you even having to open your mouth. However, there is a special language that is needed for this kind of communication so here are 10 phrases you’ve used and what you actually meant by them – (plus we celebrate Schitt’s Creek’s Success at the Emmys with a few GIFs from the hit show)
1. “Hope this Helps”
You’ve wasted enough of my time; now please stop bothering me and let this be the last email.
2. “I see your point but…”
You are completely wrong and here’s why.
3. “Thanks in advance”
You better do what I asked you to do since I’m already expressing my gratitude to you.
4. “Kind Regards”
5. “Kind Reminder”
This is the third time now; don’t you dare make me call you.
You are a complete idiot and I hate you a bit.
7. “As I’m Sure You’re Aware…”
You definitely should be aware because I’ve told you over and over and if I have to tell you again, I might scream.
8. “As per my last email…”
There is no way I’m repeating what I told you before, so you better go back and read what I wrote to you.
9. “Look forward to hearing your thoughts…”
Not really too bothered about what you think, just tell me you agree with me.
10. “Good Evening”
I want to make you know that you are making me write this email outside of my work hours.
BONUS: “Stay Safe”
Everyone else is saying it right now so I would feel rude not to.
Now tell us, which phrases have you used before?