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

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Excellent - I like that Dana :D

      How about this - the Job Title Generator

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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      "Straw man" is a phrase that seems to have crept into the office in the last few weeks. Everything's now "Straw man specification" or "Straw man plan" etc. I'm assuming it's supposed to mean "preliminary" or "rough".

      "Deep dive" is another one that's also "in" at the moment.
       
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      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      In that case I don't know why the hell we would use this expression in the UK! Another weird one is "ball park" (e.g. "Could you give me a Ball Park quotation please?"). People use that a lot here and that's an American term.
       
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      "We are going to need you to come in this weekend...."
       
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      We use the term "fat finger" for estimating heavy.
       
    7. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      A now departed (doesn't work here any more, not dead) director would use the following terms to describe engineering problems:

      Problematical
      Wobularity
      Floppity

      Always made me chuckle as all are (i hope) complete nonsense, but we knew exactly what he was talking about. ( I now use Problematical on a regular basis...)
       
    8. kevin.koehler

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      "At one fell swoop" - Apparently an expression for "suddenness."

      To use an expression, I think you should know (1) it's origin, and (2) proper application of the expression. Both of those were violated with the aforementioned saying, which is what got me going on this. :)

      http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/at-one-fell-swoop.html
       
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      "WE" need to get this or that done by "insert unreasonable deadline here"......uh....who's "WE?".....ya mean "ME"...ha
       
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      I've been hearing this one a lot in recent years, and I find it nonsensical and very annoying. The only people I've heard say "touch base" are the full-of-**** types with no technical skills (especially job agents). When did the full-of-**** types start using that term?
       
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      Everyone seems to go on about "granularity" (instead of "detail") these days which is incredibly annoying.
       

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