BLOODY English....

Goatman

ADC
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( yup, the thread title does indeed have Rockall to do with the content :-D)

So I used the bloody search engine...typed in ' annoying phrases' and 'expressions that get your goat' and ARRRRGGGHH. Everything is from 2009 so maybe these things go in cycles.

Looking at a job spec this morning - came across this particularly fine example of BLOODY English...

" we are looking for someone to analyse our target customers online landscapes "

Maybe it's just an age thing...I know what they mean but why the hell would you want to express it like that ?

ARRRGGHH
 
Latest I've seen is "Honey Glaze". As in; "Before we present the project we should check it's honey glazed".
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
ARRGGHH
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
( yup, the thread title does indeed have Rockall to do with the content :-D)

So I used the bloody search engine...typed in ' annoying phrases' and 'expressions that get your goat' and ARRRRGGGHH. Everything is from 2009 so maybe these things go in cycles.

Looking at a job spec this morning - came across this particularly fine example of BLOODY English...

" we are looking for someone to analyse our target customers online landscapes "

Maybe it's just an age thing...I know what they mean but why the hell would you want to express it like that ?

ARRRGGHH
You'll have to enlighten me then!
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
" take a dekko at what folk look at on t'Interweb all day an' then tell it to us straight,like'

The staff answer is not, necessarily,
' er..Arrse and porn mostly? ''
 
I find myself wading through this particular pool of shit on a daily basis.

The one that gets me is the pretentious and completely unnecessary phrase 'touch base'.
 
I like to chuck in "let me run this up your flagpole and see if you salute it" every now and again when someone is going for a full house in bullshit bingo
 
The list of business yukspeak some use is long and fcuking irritating for those of us that don't need to hide behind it. Those of us who are confident in our skills - and therefore can back what we say in plane English have no need to hide behind buzzwords to make us look good. To me it simply shows the abject lack of ability/capability of those so called leaders who do.

The IT world is full of idiots armed with degrees in underwater basket weaving who couldn't organise a piss up in a NAAFI with access to a brewery. They hide behind stupid sayings and idiotic processes because they don't have the wits of a 5 year old in reality.

Wonder why so many programs and projects fail? Blame the "talking heads in suits" bunch.

I must NOT get wound up on ARRSE ;)

I must NOT get wound up on ARRSE ;)

I must NOT get wound up on ARRSE ;)

I must NOT get wound up on ARRSE ;)
 

Strangely Gray

Old-Salt
Let's go 'Offline' with this..... ie no minutes taken and not binding.

The 'Overarching' principle is...something people say in meetings when they haven't said anything else.




Seeking Enlightenment by looking up my ARRSE
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
I find myself wading through this particular pool of shit on a daily basis.

The one that gets me is the pretentious and completely unnecessary phrase 'touch base'.
Users of "Put in place" have a specially trained cohort of pitchfork wielding imps awaiting them in my personal vision of Hell.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
I find myself wading through this particular pool of shit on a daily basis.

The one that gets me is the pretentious and completely unnecessary phrase 'touch base'.

But on what sort of timescale do you touch base, does it depend on the scenario and do you touch base holistically?
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Users of "Put in place" have a specially trained cohort of pitchfork wielding imps awaiting them in my personal vision of Hell.

For me it's the malign scum who insist on using 'utilise' when they should be utilising 'use'.
 

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