Survey: 25% of Americans call this ‘the most annoying’ phrase used in work emails

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Survey 25% of Americans call this ‘the most annoying_ phrase used in work emails

ILLUSTRATION: ASHLEY SIEBELS

New research shows that 25% of Americans think one phrase, in particular, is “the most annoying” one used in work emails.

How many times have you gotten a message at work that made you want to roll your eyes?

New Adobe research
 shows that 25% of Americans say that the phrase “Not sure if you saw my last email … ” happens to be “the most annoying” one used in work emails.

Advanis surveyed 1,001 Americans with “white-collar” jobs and smartphones for Adobe’s research. But while most respondents were from ages 25 to 64, the age range began at 18 (and continued all the way up to 65 and older).

Other phrases that everyone hates in work emails

A lot of business language seems to get under people’s skin:

  • “Not sure if you saw my last email… ” (25%)
  • “Per my last email… ”…

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