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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:36 am 
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I now understand that "Snowflake" means something that is not frozen.
I then get a message that includes these ebay quotes...
"expanding Payments into more geographies to improve conversion"
"we expect to have transisioned a majority of marketplace customers to the new payments experience"
ebay are also .."Intermediating". ( that sounds very Rude? )
I have to keep up with all these changes to spoken & written English as i now need to conform to .."Societal Norms" :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 am 
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I get the feeling you don't work for a medium/large company ? It's been going on for years - more commonly known as 'Corporate Bolloxspeak'.
I have to dig out my phrase book each time I get summoned to head office.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am 
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LDR209H wrote:
I get the feeling you don't work for a medium/large company ? It's been going on for years - more commonly known as 'Corporate Bolloxspeak'.
I have to dig out my phrase book each time I get summoned to head office.



most of us have bigger cats to fry!

joking apart, i think a lot of it is down to google translate

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:17 am 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
LDR209H wrote:
I get the feeling you don't work for a medium/large company ? It's been going on for years - more commonly known as 'Corporate Bolloxspeak'.
I have to dig out my phrase book each time I get summoned to head office.



most of us have bigger cats to fry!

joking apart, i think a lot of it is down to google translate

:D
http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:33 am 
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We used to sit in company presentations ticking of the management w@nk words against a tally chart.

"Moving forward" usually got a good score.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:41 am 
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The current "fad" for starting every response with "so" really gets up my nose.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:33 pm 
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Pet peeves?
How about when people are speaking and raise the pitch towards the end of their sentence to change it into a question? The printed equivalent is terminating with a question mark what is clearly worded as a statement.

My father was the family linguist and a simple thing that used to chap his ass was the word "crispy". He used to boil over when he heard the word in commercials. "It's nothing but a made up advertising word!" he would say. If he saw the state of the English language (U.K. or U.S.) today he would churn in his urn.

I let some language things get to me and rant for a while. However, I also accept that language is a dynamic thing and it will change over time... adding new words, changing definitions, and older expressions/words dropping from use.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:39 pm 
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Bullsh*t Bingo:-
A fun game to play in boring meetings......
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzword_bingo

Example:
"The strategic aim is to standardise the infrastructures to drive down operating costs through supply based consolidation and leveraging group spend as well as exploiting best-in-class technologies and practices to provide robust, scalable and agile services with excellent customer experience."
http://www.bollocksphere.co.uk/Content/Business.shtml


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:41 pm 
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dklawson wrote:

My father was the family linguist and a simple thing that used to chap his ass was the word "crispy". He used to boil over when he heard the word in commercials. "It's nothing but a made up advertising word!" he would say. If he saw the state of the English language (U.K. or U.S.) today he would churn in his urn.

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its only 600 years old....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:43 pm 
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dklawson wrote:
Pet peeves?
How about when people are speaking and raise the pitch towards the end of their sentence to change it into a question? The printed equivalent is terminating with a question mark what is clearly worded as a statement.


I believe it has been said that this all started when afternoon Australian tv soap operas became popular with youngsters growing up in the UK.....


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