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post #46 of 348
are you people just trying to find things that you dont like? how could anyone possible not like have a great day instead of nice? like wtf people?
post #47 of 348
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Originally Posted by West24 View Post
are you people just trying to find things that you dont like?
That is essentially the premise of the thread, yes.
post #48 of 348
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
hahaha, I figured someone would pick on that. SF is as far away from 'formal' as you can get.
Is it?
post #49 of 348
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post
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.

He had a position on everything. I actually considered dropping his class the first day, but I soldiered on anyway. At the end of the semester, he told me I had 'the gift.' So that was nice.

I think I noticed the difference when we had to edit our classmates papers. You read a thesis and it has 'is' and 'are' every third word, you start to get his point.
post #50 of 348
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Is it?

I put that there just for you.
post #51 of 348
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I hear "send" and "sent" in that context all the time.

Are you hiring?
post #52 of 348
anything related to "leverage" makes me throw up a little in my mouth
post #53 of 348
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anything related to "leverage" makes me throw up a little in my mouth

I can help you leverage that anger to exploit new symetries and take advantage of the new paradigm in emerging markets with solutions that benefit the rising consumer class.
post #54 of 348
topblock
post #55 of 348
You guys should play bullshit bingo some day. It can be fun http://www.bullshitbingo.net/
post #56 of 348
As a student whose areas of focus are on sustainable lifestyles, urban development, and environmentally-friendly design, I refuse to use the word 'green', in person or in writing. I am going on almost two years now. Yes, it annoys me.
post #57 of 348
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As a student whose areas of focus are on sustainable lifestyles, urban development, and environmentally-friendly design, I refuse to use the word 'green', in person or in writing.
post #58 of 348
Yep, I know. And I also realized I just used to word green. "put it in writing"
post #59 of 348
One of the advertising agencies I used to work at insisted on putting these kinds of thigs in their presentations. I always felt it was a sign of someone who doesn't know what he's talking about - if you can't convince them, confuse them. Endless charts that mean nothing are another. Some of my favourites: 360 Brand Activation Holistic Approach Web 2.0 (even a simple microsite was "Web 2.0") Through The Line This is fun: http://www.dack.com/web/bullshit.html
post #60 of 348
nanny state
grassroot
win-win situation
touch base
collateral damage
the capital wants this/does this
entitlement
aspirational


BTW a lot of the terms mentioned like paradigm, globalization and synergies are perfectly serviceable when used in an appropriate way, I guess this applies to the less tendentious ones I listed.
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