Technology is supposed to improve our lives, but it also makes it easier to make typos that you can’t take back. This is probably not a big deal in the scheme of things, we’re only human!
Phones and tablets also don’t help much. Autocorrect can also cause more problems than it solves.
Some brave souls decided to share their worst ever email fails on Twitter. Let’s read through their experiences and cringe together.
10. The Inconvenient Misspell
Meet “Mautice,” everyone!
most embarrassing email exchange I ever had:
– Sent an email
– They replied & called me "Mautice"
– I reply with a stink about how my name is properly spelled and that it's actually really important to me
– They told me to check my 1st email
– I had misspelled my own name
— Maurice (@mo87mo87) January 28, 2020
9. One Letter Really Changes Things
And it’s hard to recover from certain mishaps!
It’s ok, dude; I once sent a company-wide email & in the signature where I’d normally write “Kindest Regards,” I accidentally typed a T where the G should go 😬😬😬 I don’t think I’ve ever fully recovered from the embarrassment.
— Misty (@anglo_bones) January 28, 2020
8. Careful How You Address The Manager!
At least it’s not a curse word.
Very recently sent an email to my manager Mariana, addressing her as marinara.
Also in a separate email written in French, I meant to sign off with “à très vite” meaning “see you soon”
Instead I wrote “à très bite” which roughly translates to “very dick”
— Mike Shaheen 🏳️🌈 (@givemeyourbagel) January 28, 2020
7. At Least This Person Was Grateful?
Hopefully, this was cleared up!
I once texted my boss a couple of questions.
She answered the first, and to the second she replied, “I’ll be meeting with Mary and Ann today to discuss that.”
My reply? “Thank you for getting back to me on those two cunts.”
Counts, I meant COUNTS! 🤦🏼♀️
— Shel (@Just_Shel) January 28, 2020
6. It Was Only a Figurative Death
But it was probably so embarrassing.
I once started an email with ‘I was very nice to meet you…’ instead of IT was very nice to meet you. This was a meeting with a very senior executive and I was junior staff member. My manager pointed out the mistake, and I died.
— seanna davidson (@seannalee) January 28, 2020
5. Some Things Aren’t Anonymous
As this guy found out.
At least you weren’t me, unaware that changing your YouTube username to something “anonymous” also changes the name on your email and then joining your building’s owners association meetings/mailing lists and find out they only know you as “Millennial Avocado the Unicorn Kween.”
— 🧙🏼♀️🔮🧜🏼♀️Jonina Lee🍵🍚🥊 (@JoninaLee) January 28, 2020
4. Beast Mode is Supposed to be a Good Thing
At least, we hope!
didn’t realize that my phone has been autocorrecting “best” to “beast” (why?!) — signed a whole slew of professional emails “Beast, Erica” #beastmode I guess?
— Erica Cischke (@ericagracet) January 28, 2020
3. Remember Your Attachments!
Lest you end up in this situation.
I sent an email without the attachment, noticed, sent a second email apologising for forgetting to attach the attachment, without the attachment, then wrote out a third email and genuinely came so close to sending that third email without the attachment again.
— Pier (@Pier_C_1) January 28, 2020
2. Check Your Resumés!
Prevent them from getting thrown out!
Many years ago I sent out 30 speculative CV's with a covering letter that started Dear Sir or Madman…….
— Lynda Taylor #FBPE #FightOn #Indyref2 (@zampeviola) January 28, 2020
1. This Person Is on to Something
Maybe typos aren’t always a bad thing.
I misspelled my name on a political donation and it's made a fascinating study of how many ways my info has been sold/shared and to whom.
— KSax (@ksax48) January 28, 2020
If you’ve ever made an email flub, hopefully, these stories will let you know you’re not alone.
Still, we want to know what you did. Because, duh! Feel free to share your flub in the comments. This community can provide some moral support!