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Boomhauer Jun 12th 2017 8:04 pm

Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Classy
Money can not buy class
Snowflake
Influencer...

:lol:

Pongo Jun 13th 2017 2:14 am

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 12271513)
Classy
Money can not buy class
Snowflake
Influencer...

:lol:

Wealth management

IKnowNothing Jun 13th 2017 3:55 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Strong and Stable

Gavtek Jun 13th 2017 3:59 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Concept
Disruptive
Pop-up
Artisan
Grapes and hops

BEVS Jun 13th 2017 4:18 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Awesome . :frown:
Sweet As . :frown:

al dente Jun 13th 2017 4:33 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Whereby

Dorothy Jun 13th 2017 4:40 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Literally
(Not a word, but) x

Miss Ann Thrope Jun 13th 2017 5:05 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
Signature (as an adjective)
Boutique (as an adjective)
Iconic
Cooked to perfection

Scamp Jun 13th 2017 5:13 am

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'rich experience'

Boomhauer Jun 13th 2017 5:15 am

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fake news

weasel decentral Jun 13th 2017 7:33 am

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
'Push back' in office parlance, rather than airport plane movements or sexual endeavours.

UKCityGent Jun 13th 2017 7:59 am

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'Mate'
'Win-win situation'
Any management bull-shit bingo

jam25mack Jun 13th 2017 8:07 am

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Originally Posted by UKCityGent (Post 12271815)
Any management bull-shit bingo

Lingo?

Is so I am all over that. I work for a large Yankee consultancy and the senior management talk as if they have a bet on to see who can get the most bollocks management buzz words, acronyms or abbreviations into a sentence. It really is stupid sometimes as generally the majority of the staff they are presenting to have no idea what they are talking about (especially as for say 70% English isn't their first language). However, I'm sure if I gave them a technical presentation and used industry known acronyms and abbreviations throughout they'd complain bitterly and still not see the irony.......

littlejimmy Jun 13th 2017 12:01 pm

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 
"You lost, get over it!" (Getting shriller and more hysterical by the day).

carcajou Jun 13th 2017 12:16 pm

Re: Overused / irritating words,phrases
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12271825)
Lingo?

Is so I am all over that. I work for a large Yankee consultancy and the senior management talk as if they have a bet on to see who can get the most bollocks management buzz words, acronyms or abbreviations into a sentence. It really is stupid sometimes as generally the majority of the staff they are presenting to have no idea what they are talking about (especially as for say 70% English isn't their first language). However, I'm sure if I gave them a technical presentation and used industry known acronyms and abbreviations throughout they'd complain bitterly and still not see the irony.......


I hate this, I hate this, I hate this. My field is crawling with empty suits who compete to spout out whatever buzzword they saw on a leadership power point, thinking it will make up for their lack of creativity and technical sophistication.

Ask them what the buzzword means in practice, or to give an example of it - they stutter and accuse you of being "negative" for calling them out.

I call them out anyways. It's a blast!


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