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3 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

and when they wear things they like to say they are "rockin" them  

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I've definitely said this on more than one occasion.  

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6 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

My wife is a supervisor/barista at the 'bucks.  I'll have to ask her if she considers what she makes "handcrafted".  

Edit:  Yup, that's definitely a company buzzword and she feels that what she produces would be called "handcrafted".  No other way to say it, really.  :coffee:

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7 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

My wife is a supervisor/barista at the 'bucks.  I'll have to ask her if she considers what she makes "handcrafted".  

Edit:  Yup, that's definitely a company buzzword and she feels that what she produces would be called "handcrafted".  No other way to say it, really.  :coffee:

if they can't use their hands, how else are they supposed to make my overpriced slushee?

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7 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

this tweet from @dril killed me:

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epic ; supreme court rules nabisco is legally allowed to label their products as "Homemade" after forcing the employees to live at the factory

 

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“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

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1 minute ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

that is awful

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3 minutes ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

No.

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2 hours ago, Franknbeans said:

it is what it is...

 

 

is it, really?

 

2 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

especially those people who really think they are saying something terribly meaningful/philosophical when they use it

I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

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I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

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2 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

I find it works really well for that because it's so pointless and adds so much nothing that it's hard to even respond to. 

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5 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:
5 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

 

I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

Yep. I believe a great wise man of the 20th century used a 1st person variant of this quite often.

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13 hours ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

If someone said that to me, I’d ask them to rephrase their question in words regular people use. 

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15 hours ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

I can't even figure out what that word is supposed to mean in this context.  Probably just as well.

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On 7/30/2020 at 4:58 PM, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

If my boss said that to me, I'd sign up for Facebook under a pseudonym and make a page for the plan. Then email the link to the client. Maybe with a  cc: for the boss. "Hey boss, totally socialized the plan."

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I'm going to submit that this one be strangled in the cradle:  TWINDEMIC.

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The term “twindemic” was first introduced—to the general public, at least—by The New York Times in an article published on August 16. The Times credits L.J. Tan, PhD, as an "early promoter of the term." Tan is the chief strategy officer for the Immunization Action Coalition, a nonprofit group that works to increase vaccination rates.

It's just the sort of word that the purveyors of fear porn will use heavily and often, nonstop.

 

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I'm fairly sure I've already posted this here, but I still can't stand when people sign off emails with "Best".  Drives me absolutely crazy.  Dunno why.  

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11 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

I'm going to submit that this one be strangled in the cradle:  TWINDEMIC.

It's just the sort of word that the purveyors of fear porn will use heavily and often, nonstop.

 

Total bull#### too.  I would expect the precautions everyone is talking will keep flu numbers way down this year.

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Aligned/alignment/align

It’s not so bad as it’s unbelievably overused:

”We need to get alignment on....”

”You and I need to align”

”I’m aligned with that strategy”

I catch myself saying it because it’s used so damn much.

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Robust-anyone who uses this word is about ready to lie, exaggerate or in the legal world defend someone who is guilty...probably my least favorite word right now

Pivot-a word corporate American execs like to use because they need to show how smart they are

Best practices-another entry from corporate America because God forbid they use the words good idea

Main Street-a phrase out-of-touch politicians use when they haven't left DC in years

 

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