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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by GarethW, Oct 8, 2011.

    1. KarenL9

      KarenL9 Member

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      I used to work in a machine sales company and use to swop the words around on these phases like 'envelope the push' to see if I am being listened to. If I got an 'Umm', I knew that I was 'walling to the talk'. I now work in a Precision Machining company and if I swop the words around, the engineers think I've gone potty.
       
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    3. AdamW

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      C'mon guys, we don't want to reinvent the wheel here...
       
    4. arenasolutions

      arenasolutions New Member

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      I hate when people say "tweak" or "massage" in regards to editing something. It sort of makes me squeamish!
       
    5. poplar128

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      "What do you mean?" with angry tone.
      "I don't know. It's not my job."
       
    6. Waj

      Waj New Member

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      I don't care!
       
    7. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      How about some office-jargon bingo? Print it out and keep it ready for your next meeting [​IMG]

      buzzword.jpg
       
    8. cadtools

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      The question "what keeps you up at night"

      Or the condescending "work smarter, not harder", which implies that I am both stupid and lazy, but if I listen to the speaker he can fix the stupid part.

      scott
      or, excuse me,
      Scott Lee, PE
       
    9. deepat

      deepat Member

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      Get this done by the end of day
       
    10. Dana

      Dana Well-Known Member

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      Got that line once from a used car dealer before I took a truck for a test drive. It died in the middle of an intersection during the drive and wouldn't start again. I left it there, walked back to the dealer, got in my car, and left.
       
    11. Dana

      Dana Well-Known Member

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      Never be stuck for a technical expression again with the instant buzzword generator. Just pick a word from each column and hey-presto some technical jargon!


      Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
      0 integrated management options
      1 total organisational flexibility
      2 systematised monitored capability
      3 parallel reciprocal mobility
      4 functional digital programming
      5 responsive logic concept
      6 optical transitional time-phase
      7 synchronised incremental projection
      8 compatible thrid-generation hardware
      9 balanced policy contingency
      [h=2][SIZE=+1]Detailed Instructions[/SIZE][/h] Simply select a word from each column and add them to a sentence to convince all around you that you have mastery of the jargon.

      For example select words 8, 3 and 5 from columns 1, 2 and 3 respectively and hey presto you get:

      compatible + reciprocal + concept then when you want to impress you could say "I think we should be particularly concerned with the compatible reciprocal concept."
       

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