Dear Employees: 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.
TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don’t know what the f___ you’re doing.
TRY SAYING: She’s an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She’s a f___ing bit__.
TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
TRY SAYING: I’m certain that isn’t feasible..
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.
TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You’ve got to be sh___ing me!
Number 6 TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with…
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
Number 7 TRY SAYING: I wasn’t involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It’s not my f___ing problem..
Number 8 TRY SAYING: That’s interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
TRY SAYING: I’m not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won’t work.
TRY SAYING: I’ll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn’t you tell me sooner?
TRY SAYING: He’s not familiar with the issues…
INSTEAD OF: He’s got his head up his a__.
TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.
Number 13 TRY SAYING: So you weren’t happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.
TRY SAYING: I’m a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I’m on salary.
TRY SAYING: I don’t think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.
TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.
TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?
TRY SAYING: He’s somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He’s a pr_ck.