Monday smile – The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary

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.

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