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Words You Hate To Hear

Postby Guinness Fan » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:14 pm

Words that make you cringe...

- An Ensign (2nd LT for you Army/Air Force types) saying; "Well, in my opinion..."

- "The rabbit died"

- When the boss says "You've been hand picked for a career enhancing assignment"...

- When a guy describes himself as "VGL"

- Women that use the "F" word in normal business conversations.
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Postby furface » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:25 pm

"I've never seen that before." from your mechanic under your vehicle. Or even worse; your doctor looking at your latest test results.
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Postby matinee » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:13 pm

"An opportunity" - as in there is a bug in your software so you better fix it now. Why not just call it an error or a bug? I now get the shakes when I hear that word.
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Postby DeckApe » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:48 pm

"Abort."
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Postby jkav » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:14 pm

"Moist."
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Postby blackmet » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:44 pm

"Loagy"

My friend and I spent 10 minutes ragging on her cousin in Vegas about her usage of this word. HATE, HATE that word.

We then switched over to making jokes about Helen Keller and Abe Lincoln having sex. We're terrible people.
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Postby Screamer » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:53 pm

"We'll have to do more with less!"
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Postby michaelk69 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:17 am

Hey - i was gonna say "moist" !

So, I'll go with: we need to work smarter, not harder . . .

And another horrible word: proactive
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Postby JakeMIke » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:42 am

"Thinking outside the box" Makes me cringe.
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Postby DeckApe » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 am

"Paradigm."

"Synergy."

"Group Dynamic."

"Oops."
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Postby jkav » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:13 am

I keep getting in trouble at my job because I keep referring to my tellers as "tellers," when at the beginning of the year they changed to "Client Services Representatives."

Seriously? "Client Services Representatives" ?

I (finally) just got my box of business cards, and I have to throw them out and order new ones because they say "Teller Trainer" on them.
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Postby Screamer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:24 pm

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Postby Cajun » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:33 pm

Homosexual Agenda

Have you ever tried to get a bunch of queens to even AGREE on something, much less write out an AGENDA?????

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Postby crankycurmudgeon » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:11 pm

Empowered!
Like a bad penny, some things just keep coming back.
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Postby matinee » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:40 pm

crankycurmudgeon wrote:Empowered!


Oh, yeah. Same category as "dig deep".
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Postby nimby » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:34 pm

"Change" & "Yes we can!"

"Take it to the next level"

"Due diligence"

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"Why do we have asteroids in the hemisphere and hemmorroids in the a$$ ? "
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Postby Sportsguy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:18 am

In my line of work, I hate the word 'volunteer'.
This means more work for me because the people who 'volunteer' to do stuff, do not know how or are too lazy to actually help!!! :x
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Postby Daknee » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:01 am

I find it interesting so many words or phrases we hate stem from the workplace. In my opinion rightfully so too. Employers are trying to psychologize us into being good faithful employees, legitimate team players. When employees know the reality is we are only numbers to employers and could at anytime be told we've been out sourced, or laid off, no matter what the economic condition of the country is. And no matter how good an employee we were/are. In short employers want and try to force the love out of us but do not give the love back.
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Postby nimby » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:18 pm

The whole point of operating a business is to exploit resources for maximum profit. But people are forgetting one important factor. Right now WE are the most abundant natural resource on the planet and WE are the ones being exploited for maximum effect.

How many people have heard an employer use this sentence? "If you can't/won't do it, I have 50 resumes of people who will."

I think that is where the disdain comes from. The exploitation of people.
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Postby DeckApe » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:55 pm

Daknee wrote:Employers are trying to psychologize us into being good faithful employees, legitimate team players.


Add that to the list: "team player."

Corporatespeak for "do it my way."
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Postby yes_I_am_so_what » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:05 pm

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There are so many emotions available. Why strive only for happiness?
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Postby JakeMIke » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:46 am

And, lest we all forget, the dreaded "bi-curious."
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Postby DeckApe » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:33 am

My man threw out "HWP"--in the suggestion that there are a great many narcissistic singels out there, and "going green" as a buzzword. Concept's fine, but it's become the ISO 9000 of this decade.

And "bi-curious" usually translates out to "looking for a reach-around because my girl won't suck." :lol:
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Postby Pazuzu P. Sasquatch » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:17 pm

"We need to talk."
When I was driving once, I saw this painted on a bridge: "I don't want the world. I just want your half."
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Postby Cajun » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:46 pm

Gentlemen, we have a winner ^^^^^^^

In all recorded history of mankind, NOTHING good has ever come after those words :P :P :P
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