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'Ask the Question', 'the Question has been asked' et al.

Instead of, for example, 'I'll ask the Regt 2ic if we can put in a business case for this training', I get 'I'll ask the question when I next see the 2ic'.

That and buffoons who actually write BLUF at the top of their e-mails so that you know the opening paragraph is 'Bottom line up front'.
 
Two from civvy street which are currently winding me right up:

- Learnings. This apparently means lessons. But marks the speaker out as a pretential, intellectually-mediocre ****.

- Curate. Not, apparently, something which only happens in museums and art galleries. Anything can be curated. For instance you could curate a collation of leaves, and vine fruits. AKA make a salad. Adopted from hipsters. Used by cockwombles.
Similar to 'Edit' as in 'shop our fashion edit' ie any shop that doesn't have absolutely everything in the entire planet in it.
 
I think we need to hit the ground running, keep our eye on the ball, and make sure that we are singing off the same song sheet. At the end of the day it is not a level playing field and the goal posts may move; if they do, someone else may have to pick it up and run with it. We therefore must have a golf bag of options hot-to-trot from the word 'go'. It is your train set but we cannot afford to leave it on the back burner; we've got a lot of irons in the fire, right now.

We will need to un-stick a few potential poo traps but it all depends on the flash-to-bang time and fudge factor allowed. Things may end up slipping to the left and, if they do, we will need to run a tight ship. I don't want to re-invent the wheel but we must get right into the weeds on this one. If push comes to shove, we may have to up stumps and then we'll be in a whole new ball game.

I suggest we test the water with a few warmers in the bank. If we can produce the goods then we are cooking with gas. If not, then we are in a world of hurt. I don't want to die in a ditch over it but we could easily end up in a flat spin if people start getting twitchy. To that end, I want to get round the bazaars and make sure the movers and the shakers are on-side from day one. If you can hit me with your shopping list I can take it to the head honchos and start the ball rolling.

There is light at the end of the tunnel and I think we have backed a winner here. If it gets blown out the water, however, I will be throwing a track. So get your feet into my in-tray and give me chapter and verse as to how you see things panning out. As long as our ducks are in a row I think the ball will stay in play and we can come up smelling of roses.

Before you bomb burst and throw smoke, it is imperative we nail our colours very firmly on the mast and look at the big picture. We've got to march to the beat of the drum. We are on a sticky wicket. we'll need to play with a straight bat and watch out for fast balls.

I've been on permanent send for long enough and I've had my ten pence worth. I don't want to rock the boat or teach anyone to suck eggs. We must keep this firmly in our sight picture or it will fall between the cracks. If the cap fits, wear it, but it may seem like pushing fog up a hill with a sharp stick.
Just bumping this because it's so good, for the benefit of anyone like me who wasn't a member in 2002!
 
Innovation - buy something with absolutely no support plan.

Spiral development - a precursor to the word innovation. Often used by staff with an MBa that haven't grasped that it is for software development not building prime movers or strategic communications capabilities.


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Instead of, for example, 'I'll ask the Regt 2ic if we can put in a business case for this training', I get 'I'll ask the question when I next see the 2ic'.

That and buffoons who actually write BLUF at the top of their e-mails so that you know the opening paragraph is 'Bottom line up front'.
BOLD 1. The very idea that our current leaders believe there is a requirement for such things as "business cases" to organise military training drives me mental.

BOLD 2. The same sort of MBA educated leaders that that need an Executive Summary to be labelled "Bottom Line Up Front" also get me agitated.

This sort of leadership is the sort of rubbish that would make me consider wrapping my hand in, however that sort of language no longer raises my blood pressure because I became a strawberry mivvi for the first time since 1979 two days ago. Yippee, I'm a pensioner.

So to all you poor, still serving Bill Oddies, good luck for the future, I'll be the gimp in the badly shaped beret, banging out poppies on Remembrance Day.

Cheers, it's been great and if I was a kid again I'd do it all over again (with a bit less Cold War alcoholism - maybe).
 
BOLD 1. The very idea that our current leaders believe there is a requirement for such things as "business cases" to organise military training drives me mental.

BOLD 2. The same sort of MBA educated leaders that that need an Executive Summary to be labelled "Bottom Line Up Front" also get me agitated.

This sort of leadership is the sort of rubbish that would make me consider wrapping my hand in, however that sort of language no longer raises my blood pressure because I became a strawberry mivvi for the first time since 1979 two days ago. Yippee, I'm a pensioner.

So to all you poor, still serving Bill Oddies, good luck for the future, I'll be the gimp in the badly shaped beret, banging out poppies on Remembrance Day.

Cheers, it's been great and if I was a kid again I'd do it all over again (with a bit less Cold War alcoholism - maybe).
BLUF is good. It means that you can get to the point straight away with a "you are kindly requested to". Even more pertinent in the age of brevity where if you can't see the punchline in the outlook viewing pane, don't bother sending the email. I will admit to using "white space" in an SJAR recently. Didn't make it past the first scrub though.



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