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Re: I blame the sociologists

Posted by Word Camel on October 30, 2002

In Reply to: New(?) workplace buzzword posted by Bookworm on October 30, 2002

: Amidst "moving forward" and "adding value", a new term has crept into the workplace jargon (at least here in the midwestern US) - "socializing". This is used when special arrangement or consideration needs to be finagled, as in: "We'll have to push our dates out a week. I'll socialize that with management."

: I think I'll buy a lottery ticket on the way home...

Because we are all, of course, "socialized" to believe that it is okay to "-ize" people rather than discuss, inform or debate with them. What next, "transitionize"?