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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:

: : ~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"