I mentioned this briefly about five years ago, but it is now definitely worth a Monday smile all of its own. 🙂
The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary: an A to Z of those corporate gems.
My choice for today…
|Backburner [v.]||The act of deprioritizing, as if the noun weren’t bad enough. “Let’s backburner that salary review until your next annual.”|
|Paddle on both sides [v.]||To apply the maximum effort to a task. “There’s no delicate way to put this, but your work-canoe is going in circles. Time to paddle both sides.”|
|Vector [v.]||Move. “We’ll vector that up to the operations unit right away.”|
The author notes that it is “Actually useful for non-native English speakers who never had to “bell the cat” or “grease the skids” in ESL class“.
You can find the dictionary here. Enjoy! By the way – you can also suggest words.
2 thoughts on “Monday smile – The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary”
nice gobbledygook, my favorite is “Put socks on an octopus”
Oh definitely!! 🙂 🙂 🙂