Our last blog listed ten words which can destroy a sender's credibility, even to point of preventing an email or future email from being read. We call these words "torpedoes". This can be devastating if the email has a critical message or important attachment. Here is the list of the second top ten of words to keep out of messages whenever possible. They are followed by a comment on how these might be bad Netiquette and how the reader or recipient might view them.
- Bring it on - arrogant
- With all due respect - condescending
- Works for me - trite and clichéd
- You know - weak
- I am not going to lie (to you) - implies lack of truth
- And so forth... - a crutch
- All intents and purposes, worse yet "all intends and purposes" - clichéd and a crutch
- Results oriented - weak and overused
- Transferrable skills - implies a lack of capabilities
- Job duties far exceeded... - an overgeneralization
Coming up on our next blog will be the final installment of torpedo words.