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Callilucy

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I have a wonderful best friend who I love dearly, but she works in advertising/PR. If I hear her say she's going to put 'velocity behind' another project I'm going to kick her ass. I keep wanting to ask her if she really understands the concepts of velocity and acceleration and send her back to high school physics.

There's alot more too; they just keep coming. I'll try to remember some of the other ridiculous things that come out of her mouth. I'd like to say that she's an impressionable girl and really just picks up what others are saying. An unconscious figuring that if she talks like them, they'll listen better. Its not her fault; she doesn't make up this stuff. (If she did I'd smack her.)
I don't want to be fearless, I want to be brave.

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If I hear her say she's going to put 'velocity behind' another project I'm going to kick her ass.

Kick her ass. Or at least slap her. Seriously. You'll be doing her a favor.

That one gave me chills... Mad

AmazingJulesVerne

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That one gave me chills...


That's because I just put velocity behind you. One of my new X-Man powers. You're welcome.
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Callilucy

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  • Added on: September 3rd, 2008
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Originally posted by AmazingJulesVerne:
That's because I just put velocity behind you. One of my new X-Man powers.


I bet that comes with a really cool outfit, something with black and midnight blue leather. What's your X-Man name? My first thought was Velocity Woman but that's just downright boring.
I don't want to be fearless, I want to be brave.

BostonBill

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After Burning Man I returned to the default world.
Oops, the Default World, man.
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Liforce

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I submit another to the list:

Protected Characteristic

Can you tell I just completed harassment training?

Dustyshoes

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Eewwwwwk, what a thread. Nonetheless let me add my own:
1) "Thought leadership"
2) All on the same plane
3) Optimal utlisation of the team force
4) Ontime response
5)Talent hunt
can go on and on and on, but this is enough for now.
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A couple new phrases -
"Bring value" and also be "bring value to the table"
"New Economy"

Just for shits and giggles
“synergize backward overflow.” - I love 30 Rock
:D
Screw you guys I'm going traveling...

PhotoChick

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Can we just strike "value" from the english language altogether?

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Bua

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How about 'proactive'? I think I know too many people who think this is an actual word (including every boss I've ever had).
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2wanderers

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Bua wrote:How about 'proactive'? I think I know too many people who think this is an actual word (including every boss I've ever had).

Ummm....actually...proactive is a word. Not to say that everyone who uses it knows what it means, but it's nonetheless a real word with real situations where you might want to use it.

Maestra LE

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"We're going through a transition."

I have come to dread that phrase. Also, "pre-authorization." That word makes me want to hurl.

Some more favorites:
Streamlining duties
Diagnoses
Cross-training <--Because one my my coworkers uses it incorrectly, much to my chagrin.


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