I have to object to a phrase being absorbed by British Officers. The word socialise, as in "I really think we need to socialise this idea with ...." This is corporate speak gone mad and not helped by the bastardising of our language by our colonial cousins.
Just been working for a senior UK officer who loved the use of the word. To me it was on a level with fingernails being dragged across a blackboard!
Quite unforgivable. Rant over!
What about 'RIP'? I know the Relief in Place has been around for yonks but havent we always previously referred to operational fmn handovers as roulement? We seem to be calling everything a RIP these days.
Read the LAND OPSUMS for the current trend and vogue in Staffspeak. There we have encountered "the delta", "surge", "pulse" and the like, with new offerings appearing with each "iteration". Better still, loiter in the bunker and listen to the thrusters gabbling to their "two ups"; it really is the most disconcerting experience - English interspersed with Klingon.....