Friday, March 04, 2011

List Day: Work Phrases That Need a Makeover

  • a "one-stop shop" for [features]: You never really needed to access all of these features at the same time, but now you can!

  • these slides speak to this topic: Holy crap, a talking muffin slide!

  • let's touch base tomorrow: This sounds slightly dirty.

  • we need to pull the trigger on this: Save two syllables with "Let's stop dicking around."

  • OBE (overtaken by events): This means that we waited long enough to solve a problem that it went away on its own and saved us some effort.

  • we'll leverage our existing resources: We're actually going to use our resources, not exert pressure on them until they quit.

  • do you have the bandwidth to support this?: If work is measured in throughput, then some peoples' latency is out of control.

  • let's take that offline: No one else cares about that.

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