Introduction to Email Jargon
It’s 2020 & we all should know how to email, right?
But with so many of us using email for today’s work, there are bound to be some things that pop into ours inboxes & annoy us. To find out the ultimate email dos & doesn’t and watch clichés fill us with rage.
There are 7 annoying emails, that smart people avoid:
Introducing people without permission:
You may believe that these two people must meet, but please don’t make that decision for them. send a bio & a brief description of why you believe the introduction would be beneficial to both parties before you act.
Replying to all:
When someone sends an email to many recipients it doesn’t always mean that everyone must see your reply & if you’re working on a project together, this is acceptable. if it’s a congratulatory email or something of that nature, not so much.
Saying things that shouldn’t be said in an email:
People often using email to say things better said in or on the phone. If you are nervous or want to think it through, write the email to yourself & rehearse it. Then you speak to the person directly.
Missing subject line & writing the entire message in the subject line:
a thoughtful subject line makes it easier to prioritize & file. As most the peoples won’t even read a lengthy subject line, to communicate the meat of it.
It is the next generation of “business transformation” and it is also annoying. in today’s world, “digital” is the means by which most businesses aspire to transform.
Another respondent summed up sagely & it should become as no surprise that “digital transformation” made our list.
Sharing a long email history:
If your emails begin with “read from the bottom up,” you just know that your recipient may put it on the bottom of the pile.
Too long & too short:
Yes, goldilocks, you have got to get it just right. No one wants to read the run-on sentences and large blocks of the text. on the other hand, when the sender has a question or they has needs input, replying with a curt, single word answer is usually not sufficient, if it feels like too much effort to elaborate, pick up the phone.
What do people think of jargon?
a special language belonging exclusively to a group, often a professional, lawyers, doctors, tax analysts, engineers & like the ll use jargon to exchange complex information efficiently.
Jargon is often to those outside the group that uses it. Just for example- here is a passage from a computer manual with jargon italicized & in another way it can be said that it is a language especially a vocabulary.
For example, the legal profession has many terms that are considered jargon. or terms only lawyers & judges only frequently.
Example of jargon:
- I need a nurse to room 10 (medical jargon for “in a hurry”)
- We need to take data points to determine if there has been a response to the Intervention. (educational jargon)
- The suspect is headed south on route 10.all available units, respond. (police jargon)
Least favorite business jargon term:
|Jargon terms||% of respondents who hate it|
|Raising the bar||1.96%|
|At the end of the day||0.86%|
|It is what it is||0.61%|
|Drink the kool-aid||0.49%|
|Let’s get it done||0.49%|
|We need to manage the optics of this||0.49%|
|You can do it||0.49%|
following words in his list of examples:
Why do we use jargon?
People who use so much jargon that people in their own industry cannot understand them might enjoy the absurdness of it or maybe they have been taught to & don’t understand that actually appearing to be fake does not help you…
it became clear that the actual himself. The sad part about it is that- I think he had trouble learning & that he at some point learned to fake being something he thought was commensurate with his age, in his case using jargon, established jargon, but jargon he seemed to make up on the spot was a way for him to seem in the know while he confused the interns.