Replace Your Canned Emails With These GIFs

Have you ever had trouble saying what you really mean in your emails? Do you ever feel that words sometimes just don't cut it — particularly the words you're supposed to use in professional settings? GIFs to the rescue! Now, with this Chrome extension that integrates Gmail with Giphy, work emails can be fun — and more passive-aggressive than ever!

While Giphy's integration with Slack allowed us to joke around with our coworkers in chat rooms while we were supposed to be working, its integration with Gmail now lets our favorite celebrities, cats, and other miscellaneous creatures make us LOL while we're working.

When it comes to work emails, most of us know the drill: Even the most truly horrible people are simply "not a fit," every inconsequential task people are expected to complete must be "greatly appreciated," and what's true "at this time" may not be true later. But what you may not know is that there are now far more fun ways to make these statements. So in case you're still writing your emails in English, or worse, Corporate Email Language, here's how to say them in Much Cooler GIF Language:

1. I'm super uncomfortable with honoraries, but I'm afraid you're of the traditional type that would judge me if I call you by your first name.

Corporate Email Language: Dear Ms./Mr./Mx. Last Name

Much Cooler GIF Language:

2. Your idea makes no freaking sense.

Corporate Email Language: I feel that your suggestion does not necessarily line up with the business's goals at the moment.

Much Cooler GIF Language:

3. Why have you not done that thing you said you were going to do?

Corporate Email Language: I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any questions about the assignment. Let me know if there's any way I can help!

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4. Seriously, I'm going to literally lose it if you don't respond ASAP.

Corporate Email Language: TIME-SENSITIVE: Subject LineMuch Cooler GIF Language:

5. Too long; didn't read.

Corporate Email Language: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Let's touch base about it during Monday's synch.

Much Cooler GIF Language:

6. You're not giving me much to work with here.

Corporate Email Language: Could you please outline your expectations in greater detail? Much Cooler GIF Language:

7. A certain coworker of mine is being a serious douchebag, like I can't even.

Corporate Email Language: I'm not sure if he shares the team's vision for our corporate culture.

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8. You have no idea what you're talking about and thus are of no help to this project.

Corporate Email Language: I feel that this is best handled internally within the product management team.

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9. I want the job.

Corporate Email Language: I feel that the following skills and experiences make me an ideal candidate for the position.

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10. You didn't get the job.

Corporate Email Language: After reviewing your application in conjunction with our company's current needs, we have unfortunately determined that another candidate is the best fit for this position at this time.

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11. You're wrong.

Corporate Email Language: Could you further explain what led you to the conclusion that this was the best course of action?Much Cooler GIF Language:

12. I feel as if I am going to wither away like an unwatered flower if I sit in this office any longer.

Corporate Email Language: I'm sorry, but something just came up that requires my attention. I will be available on my cell for the rest of the day.Much Cooler GIF Language:

13. Come on, I know you can afford to pay me more than that.

Corporate Email Language: Would you consider a counter-offer?Much Cooler GIF Language:

14. I want to be your friend, but I don't know how to interact with you outside a professional setting.

Corporate Email Language: Would you like to get coffee after work so that we can further discuss our plans for the conference?Much Cooler GIF Language:

15. I've said everything I wanted to say, so now I'm going to wrap up this email like a pro.

Corporate Email Language:



Contact info, including email address even though it's literally right on this email, forcing some mysterious email program like Microsoft Outlook that you never use to open when you accidentally click this link

Link to personal website and irrelevant social media accounts

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