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Buzz Words that are annoying

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by odoreater, May 6, 2008.

  1. GoSurface

    GoSurface Distinguished Member

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    God, it's like a lesson in behaviorism.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


  3. West24

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    poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.
     


  4. lee_44106

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    poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.

    buzzwords from the Cartoon Channel don't count.
     


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    Using fillers: 'in terms of ... ', 'regarding ...', 'in relation to...' etc
     


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    poo, pea, kaka face, doo doo head.

    You are spending too much time at a sandbox.


    Annoying buzz word: Facilitated.
     


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  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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...

    God, it's like a lesson in behaviorism.
     


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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.
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     


  11. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    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? [​IMG]
    As an exercise in making people more conscious, creative writers, this makes sense. As an actual stylistic rule, it strikes me as insanity.
     


  12. GoSurface

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    hmmm...

    hahaha, I figured someone would pick on that. SF is as far away from 'formal' as you can get.
     


  13. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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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 hear "send" and "sent" in that context all the time.
     


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    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.
     


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    "Hope this helps" to end an officious email.
     


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