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Jargon Pet Peeves
My latest jargon pet peeve is the phrase:
"That being said.." It drives me crazy when I hear someone utter this redundant phrase. It's becoming overused.
My husband hates:
"preplan" how does one preplan? Is not a plan a preparation?
So GS fans what are your jargon pet peeves?
"Free gift," "pre-owned vehicle."
Change it out--I keep wondering how that's different from simply changing something.
Make it pop--overused.
(I watch too many design shows)
Moment in time--where else would a moment be?
In skating--not holding back. Very over used, a Suzie Wynne favorite.
In gymnastics--small little steps, but I kind of like that for some reason
Also, the use of less instead of more. My cousin prefers to shop at a store that uses the term 5 items or fewer.
So many more.
I work in Jargon Land, so my list is huge...
Think outside of the box: I'm claustrobic, I'm distrubed at the mere thought of the box...
ETA: estimated time of arrival: huh? set a deadline & stick to it
From a 10,000 feet viewpoint: So sorry but from 10,000 you can't see anything but the Grand Canyon & that looks like a whole in the ground
Synergy: Please. Either something fits or it doesn't... no need to make up silly words.
In my humble opinion: If you have an opinion, be passionate & strong in it...
Sharpen the Saw: This doesn't even make sense & while Steven Covey is mandatory reading, I still don't understand why someone would say this... just say personal development or something...
My boss loves to say "to be quite honest with you". One time I was really bored at a meeting, and I counted how many times he said it - turns out he had one "quite honest" every 3.5 minutes! :banging:
Urgh - think outside the box is one i truly truly hate...i have trouble respecting anyone who uses this term with me in the workplace!
Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife
I also hate:
"I could care less" - this is meaningless!!!! The pharse is "i could not care less".
"I need that by close of play Xday"...close of play? I don't know what you do during office hours but i certainly don't consider it play...if you must use this corporate wanky phrase than at least say close of business, but even better how about just "the end of the day".
Gosh there are so many an no more will cmoe to me right now...i'm sure i'll add more!
MY TVC 1 5
Other than "ear regardless" - how ever you will spell that made up term - (basically made up words in a phrase or not) just the focus on things like improper use, etc.. getting in the way of what is trying to be conveyed. Which I am not saying is happening here, but when it does, that is most annoying.
When I was in Corporate America, we acquired a CEO from Ford. He used that "ear regardless" in a comment. It was kind of surprising. He did correct himself and said something to the effect that his mom would be disappointed, but regardless we all understood the message and overlooked the mistake.
A. Y. & E. P.: Tzars Of The Ice, Lords Of The Rink
Well when it comes to phrases that bug you, here's one that irks me...
My English teacher was assigning homework one day a few years ago and my friend exclaimed that. My teacher replied "That's pretty hard to imagine, don't you think?" There were a few "Whats?" among the students, and she continued "Holy sh*t. What, does it have a halo around it or something?"
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