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Millhouse Jun 13th 2017 1:27 pm

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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.......

sounds like my place.

We leverage everything, ideas, money, projects, concepts, resources.

moneypenny20 Jun 13th 2017 1:32 pm

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Bigly.
Love you to the moon and back. (Makes me want to hurt people).

Dorothy Jun 13th 2017 1:37 pm

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12272057)
Love you to the moon and back. (Makes me want to hurt people).

Oh yes!!!! What? Only to the moon? **** you. I love you to Mercury and back.

Boomhauer Jun 13th 2017 4:25 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.......

Yeah, American management and corporate types do have a knack for that.

"Eco-system" , as in : Apple eco-system , google eco-system

Millhouse Jun 13th 2017 7:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 12272208)
Yeah, American management and corporate types do have a knack for that.

"Eco-system" , as in : Apple eco-system , google eco-system

I work in a bullshit eco system.

Gavtek Jun 14th 2017 4:58 am

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I just received an e-mail from a potential supplier referring to their contact details as their "co-ordinates".

Now considering going with a competitor based on that alone.

Dubaiexile Jun 14th 2017 2:25 pm

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"Lets all pull together, we are all in the same boat"

Ha while I am bailing like a ba**ard, and Roger is rowing the rowlocks off you sit there steering doing **ck all (as usual) !!

Dubaiexile Jun 14th 2017 2:27 pm

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"My take on this" blah blah blah blah


Zzzzz Zzzzzzz

Millhouse Jun 14th 2017 2:33 pm

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My 2 cents

Pulaski Jun 14th 2017 2:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 12271726)
Literally
(Not a word, but) x

"Unique", when used to describe anything which isn't. :frown:

Bahtatboy Jun 14th 2017 4:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12272997)
"Unique", when used to describe anything which isn't. :frown:

Especially when its "very unique".

Bahtatboy Jun 14th 2017 4:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Dubaiexile (Post 12272990)
"Lets all pull together, we are all in the same boat"

Ha while I am bailing like a ba**ard, and Roger is rowing the rowlocks off you sit there steering doing **ck all (as usual) !!

One of my Korean colleagues has a great comeback when our client says that we're all in the same boat: "But you're the only ones with life jackets."

Dubaiexile Jun 14th 2017 4:27 pm

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Let`s all get our ducks in a row!!

Make sure we are all on the same page!!

My usual reaction to this is "why have you already dropped us in the shit"!!!

Expatrick Jun 14th 2017 5:19 pm

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"Let's be clear" - particularly beloved of British politicians.

Bahtatboy Jun 14th 2017 5:56 pm

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I used "with all due respect" in a letter to our client today. All pleased with myself. :sneaky:


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