Emirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1450 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
It has been brought to management's attention that some
individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during
the course of normal conversation with their co-workers. Due to
complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this
type of language will no longer be tolerated.
We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to
accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.
Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative "TRY SAYING" phrases have
been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can
continue in an effective manner.
1) TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.
2) TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.
3) TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
4) TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.
5) TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!
6) TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
7) TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.
8) TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
9) TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.
10) TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?
11) TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13284 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1885 times:
On a more serious note, there are way too many people using swear words at the work place, often offending other employees and defenitely not good in front of clients or visitors. Some of the subsitutes referenced in the inital post are good ways of expressing what needs to be said without the problems of swearing. With that out of the way, I must admit that sometimes, when the situation is not too PC, the use of foul words is defentiely a badly needed release of personal tension. Saying sugar or shoot or fudge doesn't have the same cartharic affect as s-it or f-ck
Asuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
We had this software in our corporate email at the dealership I used to work at. it would go through emails and delete certain works. Now car guys are all trash mouths. As Lewis Black would say, the f-word is a comma.
So someone would send out a memo, and I would would respond with **** that bull**** except I would put letters were there are stars. And my recipient would get this email with all of these missing words. So I would have to go back and rewrite it with more P.C. language.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8476 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 9): We had this software in our corporate email at the dealership I used to work at. it would go through emails and delete certain works. Now car guys are all trash mouths. As Lewis Black would say, the f-word is a comma.
A friend and I got around this by altering the word. We're frequently calling each other t-nuc's
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6920 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1798 times:
My wife said that when she was at school one of the words they picked up from geography was "schist", a type of rock, and this went onto common use "oh schist". Still got told to stop swearing though when people didn't believe it was a real word.