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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:02 pm

Sideshow Meg wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:If i have to see or hear the word 'synergy' one more time today, i'm going to kill the person who uses it. What is it with nonsensical marketing speak :x It's creeping into every day life - '24/7' and '110%' wind me up, too. Fuckers.


Is it like 'thinking outside the box'?


Oh yes, that's definitely another one. :D

Braindump, Customer-Centric, Utilising Skill-Sets.... aaaargh :roll:

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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:27 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:
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Moon-Crane wrote:If i have to see or hear the word 'synergy' one more time today, i'm going to kill the person who uses it. What is it with nonsensical marketing speak :x It's creeping into every day life - '24/7' and '110%' wind me up, too. Fuckers.


Is it like 'thinking outside the box'?


Oh yes, that's definitely another one. :D

Braindump, Customer-Centric, Utilising Skill-Sets.... aaaargh :roll:

Bullshit Bingo is what everybody needs before sitting through a talk by Marketing people.


Shit, my work's firewall has blocked that rather fun-sounding game!
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:28 pm

Mine too! But not for the word "bullshit". Because it's a "gambling" site! :lol:
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:32 pm

Sideshow Meg wrote:Posh girls do say fuck, but only when they really mean it. It makes it more powerful.


It had the desired effect on me, I was quite shocked! :shock: But that's probably because I've heard your voice, and couldn't imagine such profanities uttered by someone so 'delightful'! :lol:
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:35 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:Mine too! But not for the word "bullshit". Because it's a "gambling" site! :lol:


Hehe, same here. In fact *RANT ALERT* I got blocked from checking the national lottery numbers the other day because it's technically considered a gambling site!! I mean for fuck's sake, have I just been transported back in time to Oliver Cromwell's puritanical Britain?
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:39 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:Braindump, Customer-Centric, Utilising Skill-Sets.... aaaargh :roll:


'Pro-active' was the management buzzword of the 90s (our company still uses that) and the new one they've latched on to is 'Meritocrasy', which basically means you don't get a pay rise unless you 'merit' one, inflation be damned! Motherfuckers.
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:47 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:Braindump, Customer-Centric, Utilising Skill-Sets.... aaaargh :roll:


'Pro-active' was the management buzzword of the 90s (our company still uses that) and the new one they've latched on to is 'Meritocrasy', which basically means you don't get a pay rise unless you 'merit' one, inflation be damned! Motherfuckers.


The terms "dialogue" and "interface" when meaning "talking to one another" are the buzz terms that make me want to scream!

And don't even begin talking to me about "merit" raises or raises of any type! Because I work for the govt. I don't get a raise unless we have a State budget which we don't right now. And even then, we have to fight and kick and scream and throw a temper tantrum in order to get even the slightest bit of a pay increase. GRRRRR!
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:53 pm

:lol:

Damn those firewalls. Can anyone see this page?
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:19 pm

Moon-Crane wrote::lol:

Damn those firewalls. Can anyone see this page?


Hehe, Action Item, very good! It's funny how those terms from 2000 sound dated now, middle management are constantly coming up with new and equally redundant phrases all the time to justify their existence. :x
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:24 pm

Moon-Crane wrote::lol:

Damn those firewalls. Can anyone see this page?


:lol: :lol:
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Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:32 pm

Sideshow Meg wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:If i have to see or hear the word 'synergy' one more time today, i'm going to kill the person who uses it. What is it with nonsensical marketing speak :x It's creeping into every day life - '24/7' and '110%' wind me up, too. Fuckers.


Is it like 'thinking outside the box'?


My pet hate is SWOT analysis... or is it SWAT? See? It doesn't work very well as an acronym, because I can't remember which letters it contains, let alone what it stands for. :lol:

My manager uses that one all the time.
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Postby Mayday Malone » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:09 pm

I might need to rant again as I did this morning.
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Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:11 pm

Mayday Malone wrote:I might need to rant again as I did this morning.


Was that a warning, Mayday? Should we all take cover? Image

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Postby Mayday Malone » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:13 pm

If my earlier post was any indication you might. Though I doubt I will.
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Postby welshben23 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:06 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:
Sideshow Meg wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:If i have to see or hear the word 'synergy' one more time today, i'm going to kill the person who uses it. What is it with nonsensical marketing speak :x It's creeping into every day life - '24/7' and '110%' wind me up, too. Fuckers.


Is it like 'thinking outside the box'?


Oh yes, that's definitely another one. :D

Braindump, Customer-Centric, Utilising Skill-Sets.... aaaargh :roll:

Bullshit Bingo is what everybody needs before sitting through a talk by Marketing people.


Doesn't everyone love the word bouncebackability?.... :lol: :D
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Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:11 pm

welshben23 wrote:Doesn't everyone love the word bouncebackability?.... :lol: :D


Nooo, that can't be real surely? :lol:
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Postby Mayday Malone » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:47 pm

What really annoys me for some reason is when the news uses the word "Exclusive". At secondary school in English we opted on this word being somewhat tacky when looking into tabloids, so maybe that's why but when the BBC -supposedly a stalwart bla bla bla- starts injecting it. Even on that foot & mouth outbreak. When they had pictures from inside the lab

"As these pictures show, exclusive to the BBC..."

"The BBC exclusively talks to the parents of..."

It gets a bit much that and the tabloids coverage of Princess Diana now. Last week that CCTV image of her smiling in the lift and the Daily Mail's headline: WHAT DID THE SMILE SIGNIFY?

The Express on Tuesday having a picture of Posh Beckham: JUST WHY WAS POSH IN PARIS THE SAME DAY AS THE DIANA INQUEST JURY?

I mean, really
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:53 pm

Mayday Malone wrote:What really annoys me for some reason is when the news uses the word "Exclusive". At secondary school in English we opted on this word being somewhat tacky when looking into tabloids, so maybe that's why but when the BBC -supposedly a stalwart bla bla bla- starts injecting it. Even on that foot & mouth outbreak. When they had pictures from inside the lab

"As these pictures show, exclusive to the BBC..."

"The BBC exclusively talks to the parents of..."

It gets a bit much that and the tabloids coverage of Princess Diana now. Last week that CCTV image of her smiling in the lift and the Daily Mail's headline: WHAT DID THE SMILE SIGNIFY?

The Express on Tuesday having a picture of Posh Beckham: JUST WHY WAS POSH IN PARIS THE SAME DAY AS THE DIANA INQUEST JURY?

I mean, really


I agree, MM. I worry about the BBC news as much as other channels :(

There was a front page headline on one of the tabloid scum, possibly The Daily Mail, which said something along the lines of "Diana's last smile" - with a picture of her smiling, i suppose, in the lift. How can they even use that as a headline. Absolute garbage, which makes me despair.
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:54 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
welshben23 wrote:Doesn't everyone love the word bouncebackability?.... :lol: :D


Nooo, that can't be real surely? :lol:


Have i unleashed a monster, with the marketing speak talk? :lol:
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Postby Mayday Malone » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:30 pm

I do have it in for tabloids which doesn't go down well with people. Just grow tired of sensationalist headlines etc. What no so much annoys me is the Page 3 girls having a quote on the recent news

e.g

Paula, 21 from Southend says "I hope that Tony Blair can resolve the political situation in the Middle East and lay to rest the turmoil ongoing for decades."

I'll place a bet that they never say these things.
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:36 pm

Mayday Malone wrote:I do have it in for tabloids which doesn't go down well with people. Just grow tired of sensationalist headlines etc. What no so much annoys me is the Page 3 girls having a quote on the recent news

e.g

Paula, 21 from Southend says "I hope that Tony Blair can resolve the political situation in the Middle East and lay to rest the turmoil ongoing for decades."

I'll place a bet that they never say these things.


:lol: I imagine they'd say something along the lines of the girl in the link that i posted on the Youtube thread.
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Postby Agides » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:49 pm

Please make all this preoccupation with Paul McCartney & Heather Mills' divorce go away. I DON'T CARE ABOUT IT AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT ON THE NEWS WHILE I AM HAVING MY LUNCH!!! :evil:

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Postby Dorset Girl » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:37 pm

AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! :x


Sorry, I needed that, thank you. :)
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Postby Mayday Malone » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:10 pm

If I might trump that DG

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Couldn't give a fig about this divorce thing, nor the OK special on Diana inquest nor this that and other.
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Postby Dorset Girl » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:12 pm

Mayday Malone wrote:If I might trump that DG

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Couldn't give a fig about this divorce thing, nor the OK special on Diana inquest nor this that and other.


OMG, nooooo! Mods - please can we have a rule against posting pics of William Shatner?!


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