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tarnish
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Since: 13.2.02
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
My least favorite corporatism is the word synergy, mostly because those who generally love to use it not only have little idea what it actually means, but also wouldn't recognize actual synergy if everybody in the room bit them in the ass.

Others I find annoying:

go forward (i.e. ``On a go forward basis...'')
deliverable (i.e. ``How is everybody coming along with their deliverables?'')
prime (i.e. ``Who's prime on that issue?'')
granular (i.e. ``I think that approach is too granular.'')
at the end of the day (i.e. ``At the end of the day, what we have here is a mess.'')

Doing a search turns up all sorts more.



/tarnish...

how come you're so afraid of things that dont make any sense to you? do you water your raisins daily? do you have any raisins? is there anything that does make sense to you? are you afraid of twelve button suits? how come you're so afraid to stop talking?
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Since: 16.7.02

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#22 Posted on
Synergy! That's the greatest quote ever. Well...that and, "It's Chinatown, Jake."



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Since: 2.1.02
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
I used to work at a .com and my boss always told us to "power through" things.

"I want you guys to power through this project."

UGH, I hated that.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
i used to Admin an office in DC for a non-profit back in 99, and they wanted me to upgrade their NT server. This is what Ex. Dir. Dr. Kraut told me:

"It is mission critical that we upgrade our legacy systems."

A 45 yr old pyschological professor was trying to impress me with his geek speak. Just tell me that you want your old ass system replaced....geez




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Since: 9.2.02

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#25 Posted on
Anything described as "mission critical", in my workplace, usually gets put on the shelf for at least two weeks. We are buzzword-intolerant.

For the Bullshit Bingo, here is a link to something I came across a few months ago, or something like it anyway (like what Jubuki mentioned:

Click Here



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-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

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dunkndollaz
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Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#26 Posted on
I hate "At the end of the day...." - My boss uses it all the time and at the end of the day, I want to kill him !!!



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shotgun_russ
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Since: 28.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN

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#27 Posted on

    Originally posted by jfkfc
    I have never actually had "paradigm" used on me, outside of Dilbert.


I used to work for a place that used the phrase "paradigm shift" when:

1) A customer was planning to sue them.
2) One of their lines was losing money and they had to shut it down.
3) They hired a new boss to turn things around.
4) They sold the company.
5) 50 people were getting fired on Friday.

To me, "paradigm shift" always meant, "Start polishing up your resume or save yourself a spot in the unemployment line." Fortunately, I got off the Titanic at the right time, because they went out of business a year later.



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Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

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#28 Posted on
The hot new thing in my office is C.O.B., and it is used like it's going out of friggin style. (Close Of Business).

"I need this by C.O.B. today, so be proactive and get this done."

If it wasn't my director using it all the time, I would tell him to shove a corn C.O.B. up......you know...



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Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

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#29 Posted on
Wow, this thread has taken a turn from my original question (which I guess no one had an answer to, other than Parts Unknown) .... but I'll play along.

I'm a sports writer and I HATE journalism jargon.

graph = paragraph
photog = photographer

I also hate tear sheet, run sheet, full of sheet and any other word with sheet on the end.

Reminds me of a joke about Pancho Villa, but I'll stop there.



"I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw." - David Gray
Jubuki
Kolbasz








Since: 16.7.02

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#30 Posted on
Eh - sounds like a big crock of sheet to me.



Chris
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emma
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Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

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#31 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    Wow, this thread has taken a turn from my original question (which I guess no one had an answer to, other than Parts Unknown) .... but I'll play along..


Regarding your original question: School's back in! New computers, new internet connections, & any excuse to look like you're working without actually doing work. (If they'd only offer a PhD in Procrastination ...)

As to the vector that the thread has gone off on: "Right-sizing".
"Down-sizing" sounds so negative, & "lay-offs" is terribly passe. But "right-sizing" -- that's like the Three Bears -- "juuuussst riiiiight."
adamkz
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Since: 13.9.02
From: Oakland, CA

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#32 Posted on
Hullo! Another "new user", "newbie", "wrestle-fetus" here.

I agree that the run of new users comes as University comes back into session. The first time I ever knew of the wrestling-internet world was as a Sophomore at Cal six or seven years ago, and Rick Scaia had his News from Dayton column, and MiCasa had a site. It blew my mind away all of the backstage insights and analytical things people were saying about wrestling, and I felt compelled to begin writing back and forth with others who enjoyed watching wrestling.

Also, I think the wave of new users comes when there are new things worth talking about, especially when those new things are tied with mainstream publicity. I think that talking about wrestling on boards becomes less intimidating if, at the same time, the NY Times, Wash Post, or Variety are also writing about wrestling.

On the other topic stream...at my organization where I work we have this way to dismiss others, "I appreciate what you're saying..", or, "I could appreciate that..." which is usually followed up with some comment that means, "but you're a total fucking idiot for thinking that." It's a good way to say "Thanks for showing up today, moron."
Bullitt
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Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

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#33 Posted on

    Originally posted by tarnish
    Others I find annoying:

    go forward (i.e. ``On a go forward basis...'')
    deliverable (i.e. ``How is everybody coming along with their deliverables?'')
    prime (i.e. ``Who's prime on that issue?'')
    granular (i.e. ``I think that approach is too granular.'')
    at the end of the day (i.e. ``At the end of the day, what we have here is a mess.'')



Dude, you sure you don't work at TELUS, cause that just sounded exactly like meetings I've had there! :)



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Chillin' so hard my ass almost froze off"

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Since: 9.2.02

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#34 Posted on

    Originally posted by adamkz
    at my organization where I work we have this way to dismiss others, "I appreciate what you're saying..", or, "I could appreciate that..." which is usually followed up with some comment that means, "but you're a total fucking idiot for thinking that." It's a good way to say "Thanks for showing up today, moron."

Adamkz, let me tell you that I totally appreciate what you're saying.... I will have to use that one. At my company, when someone says something stupid, or someone stupid says something, it is more often than not quickly followed by the timeless classic:

"Did you leave your fucking helmet on the short little yellow bus you retarded son of a bitch?"




"You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy"
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"Bob Ryder sucks" - Me.
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
After reading though this thread, and remembering the crap non-profit i worked for *cough*AmericanPsychologicalSociety*cough* *sneeze*ICheckedOutTheirWebSiteAndSawThereHasBeen99%TurnOverSinceILeftIn2000*sneeze* I think i'll have to go and throw on my Office Space DVD




That's just my 2.403 Yen
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"The Nazis had pieces of hot lesbian action that they made the Jews wear." Peter Gibbons from Office Space
"What's the name of the cat?" "Annoying Hot Lesbian Action." Randel Graves from Clerks showing off his people skills
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tarnish
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Since: 13.2.02
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
Bullit asked:

    Dude, you sure you don't work at TELUS, cause that just sounded exactly like meetings I've had there! :)


Nope, but I worked at MTT/Aliant (local telco), a subsidiary of Bell Global. Telus is well stocked with former Bell-telco-types and thus you are stuck with the same jargon.

Telcos are the root of all evil.



/tarnish...

how come you're so afraid of things that dont make any sense to you? do you water your raisins daily? do you have any raisins? is there anything that does make sense to you? are you afraid of twelve button suits? how come you're so afraid to stop talking?
rockdotcom_2.0
Frankfurter








Since: 9.1.02
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#37 Posted on
Man I only wish that some of you could spend some time in the Navy (or any military branch for that matter) Throw in all the bullshit words that have been mentioned and toss some of the stupid miliary Jargon and you have a reason to stick your head in an oven...words like:

Head= Bathroom

P-way= Hallway

Hold Sweepers= Sweep the floor

At the deckplate level= Lower ranked people

Thats a few navy ones, Im sure some of the other military guys can add more.






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Since: 9.2.02

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#38 Posted on

    Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0
    Man I only wish that some of you could spend some time in the Navy (or any military branch for that matter) Throw in all the bullshit words that have been mentioned and toss some of the stupid miliary Jargon and you have a reason to stick your head in an oven...words like:

    Head= Bathroom

    P-way= Hallway

    Hold Sweepers= Sweep the floor

    At the deckplate level= Lower ranked people

    Thats a few navy ones, Im sure some of the other military guys can add more.


With USN'isms, how about:

geedunk
skylarking
Bug Juice



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"Bob Ryder sucks" - Me.
Davros
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Since: 22.8.02
From: Between thought and Reality, TZ

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#39 Posted on
>Man I only wish that some of you could spend some time in the Navy (or any military branch for that matter) Throw in all the bullshit words that have been mentioned and toss some of the stupid miliary Jargon and you have a reason to stick your head in an oven...words like:

Head= Bathroom

P-way= Hallway

Hold Sweepers= Sweep the floor

At the deckplate level= Lower ranked people<<

I'll tell you what military dudes and dudettes, the worse, and I mean THE worse military jargon is from our lovable Army, and its-- HOOAH.

The FUCK is hooah?! It's so f'n dumb, and is used for everything.

"Hey sir, I'll be back in an hour or two."
"Hooah."

"I'll get that to you before lunch."
"sounds good. Out here(AUGH!!! another one!)"
"Hooah"

Arghhh!!!!!



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Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

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#40 Posted on
"Hooah" won Al Pacino an Oscar, so it's damn well good enough for our nation's armed forces!!



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