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[#] Wed Apr 25 2018 05:13:18 EDT from zooer

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The Top 40 Most Cringeworthy Used Phrases at the Office:

  1. Give 110 percent
  2. Think outside the box
  3. Hammer it out
  4. Heavy lifting
  5. Throw them under the bus
  6. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched
  7. Pushing the envelope
  8. Let the cat out of the bag
  9. Let's circle back
  10. Win-win situation
  11. Blue-sky thinking
  12. Boil the ocean
  13. Synergy
  14. Low-hanging fruit
  15. Take it to the next level
  16. Barking up the wrong tree
  17. Going forward
  18. Let's ballpark this
  19. Run this up the flagpole
  20. Back to square one
  21. There's no I in team
  22. Back to the drawing board
  23. Paradigm shift
  24. Elephant in the room
  25. Raise the bar
  26. Drill down
  27. Best thing since sliced bread
  28. Deep dive
  29. Skin in the game
  30. Reach out
  31. Touch base
  32. Play hardball
  33. Don't reinvent the wheel
  34. Kept in the loop
  35. The bottom line
  36. Down the road
  37. I'll loop you in
  38. Hit the nail on the head
  39. ASAP
  40. Team player

 

http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/04/24/survey-finds-most-annoying-phrases-people-use-in-workplace.html



[#] Wed Apr 25 2018 13:24:50 EDT from kc5tja

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99% of those I use in day to day conversations, so aren't at all cringe worthy to me. However, two on that list absolutely are, and they're closely related.
Often, they even appear in the same sentence. "If you don't give 110%, you're not a team player."

[#] Mon Apr 30 2018 09:33:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Some of those are cliche (110%, team player, don't count your chickens) but some have entered the mainstream because they simply work well (circle back, going forward, drill down, deep dive, loop you in).

One that I see missing is "getting into the weeds" (refers to working on the mechanical details of something, often used in the context of desiring not to do that during a high level conversation).

And of course there's a whole other vernacular associated with conference calls...

[#] Tue May 01 2018 09:15:12 EDT from zooer

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Stop saying "leak", it is called a "press release".  



[#] Fri May 04 2018 11:43:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ok, there *is* a business buzzword that's been bugging me lately, and it isn't on the above list.

When two things are related, stop saying that they "dovetail" into each other.
There are no doves here. Sometimes two things are simply related.

[#] Fri May 04 2018 16:23:14 EDT from wizard of aahz

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No doves! No peace!

[#] Mon May 07 2018 15:24:50 EDT from Haven

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Dovetail makes sense to me.  It comes from the woodworking world and is used with a type joint or joining that looks somewhat like the tail feathers of doves.  

 



[#] Fri May 11 2018 18:32:46 EDT from zooer

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"I just got my new computer a few months ago, it is already running slow.  Can you help me fix it?"



[#] Tue May 22 2018 16:25:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Any sentence containing the phrase "AI" [Artificial Intelligence]

[#] Tue May 22 2018 16:59:03 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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DevOps. I fucking hate it.

[#] Wed May 23 2018 18:05:58 EDT from kc5tja

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"Full stack engineer."

My plan is to construct the tallest stack of pancakes ever. It'll be YUGE.

[#] Wed May 30 2018 13:12:36 EDT from zooer

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"baby momma"/"baby daddy"



[#] Sun Jun 03 2018 09:48:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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A full pancake stack engineer actually sounds like a pretty cool job.  I'm imagining someone in the kitchen at IHOP measuring the pancakes with calipers.



[#] Sun Jun 03 2018 14:22:41 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Hmm. And they'd need to have fluid mechanics to be able to make certain all the pancakes get the right amount of syrup.

[#] Wed Jun 06 2018 10:11:58 EDT from zooer

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"Who knew?!"

Example:  "Wow, there is an annual Spring Fling held at the community college to get people ready for the warm weather running season!  Who knew?"

... I don't know, all the people that planned it and attend it every year?



[#] Wed Jun 13 2018 18:57:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Wed May 23 2018 06:05:58 PM EDT from kc5tja
"Full stack engineer."

My plan is to construct the tallest stack of pancakes ever. It'll be YUGE.

Here's a photo from Cisco Live, just for you, kc5tja.

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[#] Thu Jun 14 2018 16:18:34 EDT from kc5tja

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You're going to make me log into the web interface, aren't you?

[#] Fri Jun 15 2018 13:37:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Just for you, here's a link to that message: https://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Stop%20saying%20that...?start_reading_at=4358560#4358560

[#] Fri Jun 15 2018 14:53:41 EDT from kc5tja

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LOL, you could have just said "Yes". ;) Thanks though!

[#] Sat Jun 23 2018 19:02:08 EDT from zooer

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They are still using this phrase far too often.

https://goo.gl/ZUQWZL