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BS: Buzz Words

GUEST,punkfolkrocker 06 Nov 14 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,# 06 Nov 14 - 10:19 AM
Acorn4 06 Nov 14 - 10:08 AM
Musket 06 Nov 14 - 04:19 AM
Musket 06 Nov 14 - 03:25 AM
Jeri 05 Nov 14 - 09:43 PM
GUEST,mauvepink 05 Nov 14 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,DTM 05 Nov 14 - 07:53 PM
Steve Shaw 05 Nov 14 - 07:38 PM
Steve Shaw 05 Nov 14 - 07:02 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Nov 14 - 06:42 PM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 06:37 PM
meself 05 Nov 14 - 06:31 PM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 06:15 PM
Richard Bridge 05 Nov 14 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,HiLo 05 Nov 14 - 05:48 PM
MGM·Lion 05 Nov 14 - 04:46 PM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 04:45 PM
meself 05 Nov 14 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 05 Nov 14 - 03:38 PM
Musket 05 Nov 14 - 02:12 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 05 Nov 14 - 02:05 PM
Richard Bridge 05 Nov 14 - 01:53 PM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 01:51 PM
MGM·Lion 05 Nov 14 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Nov 14 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,# 05 Nov 14 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,DTM 05 Nov 14 - 12:28 PM
frogprince 05 Nov 14 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Nov 14 - 10:41 AM
meself 05 Nov 14 - 10:20 AM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,# 05 Nov 14 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 05 Nov 14 - 09:40 AM
Big Al Whittle 05 Nov 14 - 09:20 AM
Firecat 05 Nov 14 - 09:12 AM
MGM·Lion 05 Nov 14 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,# 05 Nov 14 - 08:34 AM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,# 05 Nov 14 - 07:56 AM
G-Force 05 Nov 14 - 05:53 AM
Ed T 05 Nov 14 - 05:52 AM
Musket 05 Nov 14 - 03:26 AM
DMcG 05 Nov 14 - 02:16 AM
MGM·Lion 04 Nov 14 - 11:35 PM
Joe_F 04 Nov 14 - 09:19 PM
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Bill D 04 Nov 14 - 07:00 PM
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MGM·Lion 04 Nov 14 - 04:59 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 10:28 AM

"Well done you"...

some people are just so supercilious and patronizing they need to be ...[insert violent retribution of choice]...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 10:19 AM

You can't be serious. Upskilling? It should have been drowned at birth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Acorn4
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 10:08 AM

"upskilling" "big up"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 04:19 AM

Jeri, I fully agree that seeing a box in the first place is an issue, but to be fair to the original phrase, the idea of four lines going through a five point grid does make a fair point.

It's just that as a thought exercise, it got lost in the fog, just like draining alligator swamps...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 03:25 AM

Presumably, being "sick to my back teeth" was buzz once?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:43 PM

The "outside the box" phrase has always driven me a little nuts for a few reasons. Buzzwords often seem like they're intended to allow people to feel oh-so original, when they're not. Once the phrase becomes part of the collective meme-opolis, it's NOT ORIGINAL.

Another thing is the whole metaphor is screwed up. The problem is not people thinking inside the box, it's that both the "inside" and "outside" thinkers believe there's a box.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,mauvepink
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 08:24 PM

Nice one!

I am sick to my back teeth of people trying to "touch base" with me

...at the end of the day or even in the end analysis.

mp


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 07:53 PM

"Where is Oxbridge?!"

As far as I know it's near Camford, Mr Lion :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 07:38 PM

This ain't really apropos, but I couldn't resist it. Also heard at the 2012 Olympics, during the women's weightlifting (and it's true, honest): "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning, during her warm up, and it was amazing!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 07:02 PM

Diving commentator at the 2012 Olympics, talking about Tom Daley: "So far, the other divers are out-degree-of-difficultying him...if there is such a term..."

A couple of minutes later the same commentator, eulogising about a dive by a Chinese bloke, comes up with "Oh, it's nine-and-a-half all the way now, baby!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 06:42 PM

one I do quite like the sound of is "sharted"...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 06:37 PM

I guess you now get the op, meself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: meself
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 06:31 PM

Of course, one is perfectly free to dislike any usage; no rhyme or reason required.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 06:15 PM

bran transplant?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 06:11 PM

What is the moron Goofball on about now? PLEASE give him a much needed brain transplant (or, even, brain).


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 05:48 PM

Best one I have heard. Read it in the paper today with regard a a tax on sweet drinks. "The tax may " incentivise" people to drink fewer sweet drinks." I don't think this can be bettered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 04:46 PM

Where is Oxbridge?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 04:45 PM

"That type of reasoning" ... ?

Take the time and think it out. I am sure you will get it.

Hint:
Most "buzz words", and language varients, noted through the op, comes from one subculture, or another.

;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: meself
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 03:47 PM

"That type of reasoning" ... ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 03:38 PM

Richard Bridge: "I hate "going forward".
I hate "take ownership"

Sorta like, being 'progressive' but not wanting any of the responsibility for it....
Blame the 'other guy'.

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 02:12 PM

Probably the best manager we ever had.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 02:05 PM

"If you will." Bloody yanks...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 01:53 PM

I hate "going forward".
I hate "take ownership"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 01:51 PM

"No intrinsic reason why they shouldn't continue to use it."

That type of reasoning has quite a broad application...ummm?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 01:19 PM

I am relieved that old Ron Atkinson's "If you like" seems to have gone out of fashion. I never did.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 12:52 PM

"His nickname is Sunset" - alternative nickname.. "bellend of the day"...???


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 12:46 PM

The end of days/the end times. Gag.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 12:28 PM

From above ... <"At the end of the day" annoys me as well. No idea as to why.>

A bloke in the office says that all the time.
His nickname is Sunset. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 10:48 AM

Constitutional


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 10:41 AM

This Thread Is Closed.......😜


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: meself
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 10:20 AM

Any adult who uses "axed" undoubtedly grew up in a sub-culture in which "axed" was/is the usual form. No intrinsic reason why they shouldn't continue to use it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:48 AM

I never "axed" him to come over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:46 AM

YouTube has lots of that: Hey, guys, . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:40 AM

Yes, Al, that one. I knew a female PE teacher who used that expression all the time to her all-girl classes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:20 AM

okay guys....?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Firecat
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:12 AM

One I'm guilty of using, and always get cross with myself for, is "D'you know what I mean?"

I keep using it as a filler, potentially to elicit some form of attendance indicator. It's fine if the person you're talking to is looking confused, because then they've got the chance to say "No", mind you.

"At the end of the day" annoys me as well. No idea as to why.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 09:08 AM

The vicious ads for drinking yourself to death or gambling your family into penury always contain the irritating small-print injunction to "drink/gamble responsibly".

Not doing either at all -- that's 'responsible'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 08:34 AM

Damned paid-for ads from government that tell us to eat healthy. Eat healthy whats I ask, but to no avail.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 08:10 AM

It means everything to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 07:56 AM

This one ranks in the top five:

The bread/stew/potatoes were to die for, to DIE for!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: G-Force
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 05:53 AM

I had never understood binary -- and tried looking it up again on Wikipedia the other day & found my head spinning in two seconds.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who don't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 05:52 AM

Annoying use of words:
-Hung, when hanged is meant.(you know, the plastic surgeon who hung himself)
-Went for gone
-Using few when less is appropriate, and vice versa


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 03:26 AM

"I dare you."
"No"
"Ok. I double doggy dare you."
"That's not fair, I have to do it now."

I mention this because double doggy dare seems to be making a comeback. I last came across it in circa 1983 as a mate had to be photographed from the street by two of us on Bridge Place in Worksop, showing his arse in Burtons window.

Using buzz words over a pint can have consequences. Boots gave us the negatives but not the prints.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: DMcG
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 02:16 AM

Wyndham is perhaps my favourite SF writer of all, and perhaps the one with most dreadful film adaptions. Just because Triffids has monstrous plants that does not mean it is about monstrous plants. Chocky may not be his greatest but it is a great illustration of how to write SF with no gunfights, BEM, or other standard set pieces


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 11:35 PM

Some worthy precedents, tho --

"Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle"
Richard II II iii


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Joe_F
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 09:19 PM

abuse, agenda, blockbuster, brand, collection, contradiction, deconstruct, define, denial, disorder, dysfunctional, excellence, existential, feature, feel, foundation, genocide, highlight, icon, identity, impact, incredible, international, issue, legacy, legendary, meaningful, multicultural, narcissism, personality, potential, product, quality, reinvent, relatively, resolve, showcase, signature, total, wellness, who.

Those words all have legitimate uses, but you should have no trouble telling the buzzy ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 07:09 PM

"But she failed to medal at the 2012 Games"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 07:00 PM

Nouns as transitive verbs:

"My staff has surfaced some interesting facts."


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 06:29 PM

"A raft of measures".

And "blah de blah de blah de blah, going forward..."

"Hard-working families who are doing the right thing..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 04:59 PM

Indeed Mrrzy -- esp The Midwich Cuckoos, a really creepy bit of spec dystopia. The film version, Village of the Damned, just got it subtly wrong by trying to make what are subtle hints in the book over-explicit, and lost all the atmosphere.

And Chocky, tho not a particularly impressive one, has one brilliant feature. I had never understood binary -- and tried looking it up again on Wikipedia the other day & found my head spinning in two seconds. But then I go back to Chocky, where in about 5 lines & using Y & N [for yes & no] instead of 1 & 0, the concepts of binary are explained with hyaline clarity by one character to another -- and even to innumerate boobies of readers like me!

≈M≈


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