Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 03, 2005
In Reply to: "Talking shop" posted by Vaughan on August 03, 2005
: Where does the term "talking shop" come from and how did it become so perjorative?
When people "talk shop" they are usually co-workers who could be at lunch together and start talking about the job.
This talking shop may or not be pejorative. It can sometimes help blow off steam to share with each other.