Off topic: A way to help you through to the next meeting full of management speak: "Bullshit Bingo"
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Cristóbal del Río Faura  Identity Verified
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Oct 12, 2005

"We've all had to suffer those long and tedious meetings full of management speak. Here's a way to help you through to the next 'comfort break'"

Replace "meetings" with "translations", and play!

http://www.lovelyjane.btinternet.co.uk/bullshit.htm

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-10-12 13:54]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Just in time for those planning the company Christmas party... Oct 12, 2005

Thanks !
I've just been asked to reserve a date for a company party. Sweet of them to think of me, but I suspect some of the guests will be playing this as the big boss wishes us all a productive New Year!


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Ruth Martinez  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the laugh Oct 12, 2005

Ha, ha! Will have to try it one day.

Ruth


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amadeuswolf
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grossssss Oct 12, 2005

Already tried.
maintaining the principle of the game,we adapted teh terminology to match our profession; we played the "bingo"
(I was almost tempted to write bongo)at the staff meeting at the local education centre. All the hell broke loose. The Germans swearing in German, The french in french; virtual the Eu rep. started swearing.The word "bullshit" only came along couple of times; But they were merely sovversive and reactionary people
who were democratically excluded altoghether from the job.
Ah! the beauty of Democracy...It was worth it though....


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Joanna Krahelska
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many thanks! Oct 12, 2005

this is great!
the best, jk


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two2tango  Identity Verified
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The link got corrupted, try it here Oct 12, 2005

http://www.lovelyjane.btinternet.co.uk/bullshit.htm

Q

[Edited at 2005-10-12 15:09]


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
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A word from the author.. Oct 12, 2005

I sent them an email, because I thought I might have found
a mistake in their site:
Hi there,

I am not sure about Bingo rules, but is it ok, that there
is no occurrence of "proactive" (one of my favorites) in Card 1
and on the other hand there are 2 occurrences of it in Card 5?

Cheers,

Harry

She replied:
I hear what you say. I shall do all in my power to rectify
this terrible situation for you in a proactive manner.

Yours corporately

Lovely Jane



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