Posted by Dilbert on December 17, 2003
In Reply to: Corporate-speak posted by ESC on December 17, 2003
: : : : : : : : Oh man do I hate that corporate crapola jingoism stuff like "in a proactive way" and "moving forward" and the best/worst one: "on a go forward basis".
: : I hate it too. It's a corporate affectation people put on to make themselves seem smarter or more professional. Here are some others:
: : "Let's 'touch base' on the matter..."
: : "Let's talk 'off line' about it after the meeting"
: : "I'm 'empowering' you to handle the job..."
: : "At this point in time ..."
: : For best practices, I've heard the terms "benchmark" or "paradigms" used.
: : There's a whole list here:
: : http://www.spies.com/~gus/ran/corporate.htm
: Pretty funny stuff. The one I hate is: "We have a lot on our plate."
Yes, that one is irritating too, so is saying "I'm crashing and burning" instead of "I'm busy"