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post #31 of 348
God, it's like a lesson in behaviorism.
post #32 of 348
Glass ceiling--I saw some kind of ceremony recently on the news that had people literally breaking a glass ceiling. What a mess, and a waste of money.
post #33 of 348
poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.
post #34 of 348
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Originally Posted by West24 View Post
poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.

buzzwords from the Cartoon Channel don't count.
post #35 of 348
Using fillers: 'in terms of ... ', 'regarding ...', 'in relation to...' etc
post #36 of 348
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poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.

You are spending too much time at a sandbox.


Annoying buzz word: Facilitated.
post #37 of 348
H8t0rz^
post #38 of 348
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
You can make it work. I adopted the practice because a professor I had my freshman year in college would fail students for using 'is' and 'are' in our essays. Not that I did not disagree at first, but I ended up seeing a huge difference between how I originally wrote, and how I wrote after.

eh.
hmmm...

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God, it's like a lesson in behaviorism.
post #39 of 348
Has anybody noticed that nobody ever says "send" an email in a business environment? I hear shoot, slide, flip, scoot, throw, kick, and even pump, but no send. A friend and I used to see who could slip the most ridiculous placeholder verbs into business conversations.
post #40 of 348
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Has anybody noticed that nobody ever says "send" an email in a business environment? I hear shoot, slide, flip, scoot, throw, kick, and even pump, but no send. A friend and I used to see who could slip the most ridiculous placeholder verbs into business conversations.

I've never worked in a "business environment," but it appears this is a good indicator that one shouldn't.
post #41 of 348
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
You can make it work. I adopted the practice because a professor I had my freshman year in college would fail students for using 'is' and 'are' in our essays. Not that I did not disagree at first, but I ended up seeing a huge difference between how I originally wrote, and how I wrote after.

eh.

What was this professor's position on double negatives?
As an exercise in making people more conscious, creative writers, this makes sense. As an actual stylistic rule, it strikes me as insanity.
post #42 of 348
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
hmmm...

hahaha, I figured someone would pick on that. SF is as far away from 'formal' as you can get.
post #43 of 348
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post
Has anybody noticed that nobody ever says "send" an email in a business environment? I hear shoot, slide, flip, scoot, throw, kick, and even pump, but no send. A friend and I used to see who could slip the most ridiculous placeholder verbs into business conversations.

I hear "send" and "sent" in that context all the time.
post #44 of 348
i agree with matt that 'gentleman' is tossed around too often these days. also 'vehicle' when saying car or truck makes more sense. and i've noticed many people say "have a great day" instead of "have a nice day", though i don't like that one either.
post #45 of 348
"Hope this helps" to end an officious email.
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