Off topic: The most annoying business jargon
Thread poster: Anna Dzidowska
Anna Dzidowska  Identity Verified
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Dec 21, 2009

We should probably send it to the majority of our clients;)
Enjoy the reading:)

Anna
http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/108433/the-most-painfully-annoying-business-jargon?mod=career-leadership


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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So true! Dec 22, 2009

I agree with all the comments.

My real pet hate is 'solution', but the others come pretty close.

And many years ago when I was young, the expression was "I couldn´t care less!"
Every self-respecting teenager said it at least fifty times a day.

How have we lost that little -n´t ?
If we could care less, then -- literally -- we are offering care and attention to the matter.

Take no notice of me, I´m just a pedant!
But THANKS for the laugh!



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Trisha F  Identity Verified
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Business jargon Dec 22, 2009

A couple of these expressions are annoying but basically harmless. It is the euphemisms and understatemens I have a problem with (i.e. manage expectations) as well as those expressions whose meaning is impossible to work out and make communication incredibly difficult (i.e. low-hanging fruit, sinergise). I don't like it when jargon is a means of deceit but this happens in most professional fields, such as law, medicine... and - above all - politics.

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