New word for outsourcing
Thread poster: Lakshmi Iyer
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Found the website mentioned at the tail end of this post while drifting aimlessly through cyberspace at that odd hour on a Friday afternoon when it's too early to stop working without feeling guilty and too nearly-evening to really want to get started on a fresh translation.
Having followed two recent Proz.com threads on neologisms and French agencies outsourcing to India respectively I found this particular definition of interest:
Dictionary definition for "Bangalored"
Bangalored adj. (said of a corporation, project, or employment) having been relocated to India; having lost business or employment due to such a relocation.
Categories: English Business Employment Technology
Editorial Note: Technologically, Bangalore is the Indian equivalent of Silicon Valley in the United States.
Citations: 2003 ["John Wallace" ] Usenet: comp.os.vms (Mar. 11) “Re: [OT] After two months of SAP training”: CPQ UK’s order management stuff (which I *think* covers Europe) *was* in the process of being Bangalored. 2004 Christopher Farrell BusinessWeek (U.S.) (Apr. 9) “A Double Standard on Trade”: I am a software developer who is about to be “Bangalored.” 2004 Chidanand Rajghatta @ Washington, D.C. Times of India (July 21) “Bangalored! BPO bashers’ war cry”: An online anti-outsourcing website is marketing a T-shirt with the legend “Don’t Get Bangalored,” a term suggesting losing one’s job to outsourcing.
This and much more on Double-Tongued Word Wrester ("a growing dictionary of old and new words from the fringes of English"). Absolutely fascinating, and this way you can tell yourself you're working: well, sort of.
| "bangalored" - lovely term || Dec 2, 2005 |
Technologically, Bangalore is the Indian equivalent of Silicon Valley in the United States.
Yes, but with sweatshop/slave labor-like rates for professionals (translators) - well, at least comparing to N.America rates.))
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