Business jargon
Thread poster: remyrosf

Local time: 06:25
English to French
Jan 18, 2005

A very good article about business jargon:

Worth reading.


Alison Schwitzgebel
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Brilliant! Jan 18, 2005

I love it! Totally best of breed, if you ask me! Let's grow our jargon usage, drive the granularity of our translations. Scalable bricks-and-clicks translations are the key. Transitioning to a user-centric mentality, with a client buy-in. Then we know we own the paradigm shift.icon_biggrin.gif


Sheilann  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:25
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Excellent article Jan 18, 2005

Anecdotic, easy reading and all too true, and we translators can do something to tone it down. I see Marian Greenfield was also quoted.


Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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German to Polish
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It's not anecdotic... Jan 18, 2005

Sheilann wrote:

Anecdotic, easy reading and all too true, and we translators can do something to tone it down. I see Marian Greenfield was also quoted.

Do you know, how many of them are to be translated each day? I'm always asking myself, who are all the people producing all the stuff? Do they have whipped cream between the ears instead of brain?



PAS  Identity Verified
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This is the dilbertiz(s)ation of language Jan 18, 2005

The mission statement generator, bull!@#$ bingo and other things on the web are made up of this stuff.

It's about people who pretend they know what they are talking about and people who pretend to understand when they listen.

I think that language, by exploding with new words, meanings and terms is, paradoxically, becoming impoverished. This kind of watery blather has increasingly more volume and less meaning - like almost everything around us.
I am slowly becoming alienated (meaning: old) from what is going on around me. I dread the moment in the board room when I interpret and someone begins to speak like this, because my brain overheats in a matter of minutes and the meeting's only a quarter of the way through.
Television commercials don't get through to me. What's left?

I'm going to the fridge to see if I can find a ready meal solution.

Good night
Pawel Skalinski


Local time: 05:25
Spanish to English
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Corporacy Jan 19, 2005

I just love business jargon - this word was invented by a company I used to work for. Part of every departmental plan was 'Promote the embedment[sic] of corporacy'.

It means to make sure all sites function the same way (corporacy meaning that all sites operate in exactly the same way as directed by senior management).. why could they have not said that instead???


Local time: 06:25
English to French
Excerpt Jan 19, 2005

Here is an excerpt from a text I'm translating right now:

In today's business climate, IT organizations are being asked to simplify complexity.

A huge task indeed!




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