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RHELLER
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Apr 27, 2003

www.pacificovertures.com/BizJargon.html


Colloquial American Business Jargon Defined


by Robert L. Sharp (thanks Robert!)



go to this site for a list of business jargon expressions in English
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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
Germany
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Thanks. Wordspy Apr 27, 2003

This site - posted here earlier, I believe, in response to a CxO question - offers explanations of terms as in Sharp\'s list, and is still being updated.


http://www.wordspy.com/words/CXO.asp


 

Alison Schwitzgebel
France
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And don't forget buzzwhack Apr 27, 2003

www.buzzwhack.com is one of my favorite sites - and they offer a buzzword-a-day e-mail service, with terms like:


air cover

born digital

budgetunity

cantenna

centergistic

CNN effect

deconflicted

Dixie-Chicked

dotted line

embedded

fabless

googlewash

gridmaster

homing from work

pocket of resistance

preward

refrigerator art

refrigerator magnet

reverbiagized

zombience


Love it! icon_biggrin.gif

Alison


 

RHELLER
United States
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Thanks! Apr 27, 2003

Thanks Terry and Allison!


Buzz-whack is too much! This one is really funny (and is only about 3 weeks old):


Dixie-Chicked: To be reviled or boycotted for voicing an unpopular political sentiment. \"Dreamworks is worried that Chris Rock may criticize Bush and the movie will get Dixie-Chicked.\"


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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
Germany
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Great, thanks for buzzwhacked... Apr 27, 2003

Here\'s a Q I had last week that\'s not on either site: \"Your blood should be bottled.

Was bedeutet das?\" In the context, it was a compliment (like fine wine, I suppose), but does it have a ...er... history? In the event, I said it reminded me of the old expression \"drink her bathwater,\" which of course elicted groans and eye rolling. But could it be from that TV show I\'ve never seen Buffy/Vampire?


 

Lavandula
Dutch to English
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bottled blood Apr 28, 2003

...I think this is what they used to do with the blood of saints (as some sort of icon??) - I used to have a boss who used to tell me my blood should be bottled, and that\'s the explanation he offered me when I was puzzled. He could be wrong, of course - it does sound kind of ghoulish!

Lavandula




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On 2003-04-27 22:10, Terry Gilman wrote:

Here\'s a Q I had last week that\'s not on either site: \"Your blood should be bottled.

Was bedeutet das?\" In the context, it was a compliment (like fine wine, I suppose), but does it have a ...er... history? In the event, I said it reminded me of the old expression \"drink her bathwater,\" which of course elicted groans and eye rolling. But could it be from that TV show I\'ve never seen Buffy/Vampire?



 

DGK T-I  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Sacred and profane? Apr 28, 2003

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On 2003-04-28 05:07, Lavandula wrote:

...I think this is what they used to do with the blood of saints (as some sort of icon??) - I used to have a boss who used to tell me my blood should be bottled, and that\'s the explanation he offered me when I was puzzled. He could be wrong, of course - it does sound kind of ghoulish!

Lavandula




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I do like Lavandula\'s explaination.

Another meaning which is sometimes intended in some earthly rather than saintly contexts - and which is DEFINITELY NOT APPLICABLE to you and your boss\'s conversation - is that someone\'s blood is so rich in alcohol from over imbibing that it could be bottled and sold as an alcoholic liquor....


 

J Fox  Identity Verified
New Zealand
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German to English
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Web Economy Bull**** Generator Apr 28, 2003

This is one of my favourite sites of all time:


http://www.dack.com/web/bullshit.html


The fabulous \"bullshit generator\" provides you with utter nonsense like expedite B2B action-items, embrace global architectures and cultivate interactive communities.


A must for those corporate business cases.


 

Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
Germany
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Actually, alcohol... Apr 28, 2003

... could play a role, so thanks for mentioning it, Giuli.


This comment - your blood should be bottled - was from a UK person to a German about a defintely weak if not outright lousy draft I edited in the middle of the night last week. I was not drinking or on drugs, just sleep deprived, which, as I have read elsewhere, has similar effects.


So, though potentially painful, good to know that this phrase is not really a compliment.


Thanks all the same for your tactful formulation.



 


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