I've been on a lot of exercises during my time in the Corps and have had lots of chances to experience Staff Officers in their natural environment; that is ruthlessly stabbing each other in the back in order to impress the GOC/Brig and COS whenever they come into view. I've also overheard some of the most outrageous career laughs too. One of the things that annoys me most are the fashions in staff officer buzz phrases that they seem to take great pleasure in incorporating into briefings and presentations. Here are some of the worst offenders at the moment, in my opinion: 1. 'Granularity'. 2. 'Drill-down'. 3. 're-set and re-cock' (snigger) Can anyone top these? I'm pretty sure that some of the older and bolder ARRSErs have heard some truly outrageous examples in their time.