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Are You a Meanderthal? More Office Lingo

By on February 16, 2017 in Fun, Office Jargon, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Are You a Meanderthal? More Office Lingo

Do you have a multi-slacker in your office (a person who does lots of unproductive things all at the same time, such as chatting to a friend on the phone while instant messaging and watching YouTube)? If so, perhaps they should be uninstalled (fired)? Here’s some of the latest office lingo so that all of […]

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Too Much Time in the iTea Dept May Get You Decruited

By on May 17, 2016 in Fun, Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Too Much Time in the iTea Dept May Get You Decruited

What do you call someone who gets side-tracked in business meetings? An Agenda Bender of course! Or the person who raids the stationery cupboard on a regular basis? Why, that’s Ronnie Bics! For more corporate jargon, read on: Al desco dining – eating lunch at your desk Blamestorming session – meeting aimed at finding a scapegoat for a […]

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110% Jargon

By on September 8, 2012 in Office Jargon, Office Workers with 0 Comments
110% Jargon

Best practice Despite office jargon being something that has long irritated us, it’s a workplace sin that a lot of us indulge in. That’s according to recent poll of 1,014 people commissioned by loan company wonga.com. One in five workers (19%) admits to being an ‘office waffler’. Sixteen percent think that using vacuous idioms like […]

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Workers Sick of Office Jargon

By on January 4, 2012 in Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Workers Sick of Office Jargon

A recent survey of UK office workers has shown widespread frustration at the use of management speak. Three-quarters of the 2,000 polled were annoyed by their line managers using vacuous workplace jargon such as “push the envelope”. “Think outside the box”, “blue sky thinking” and “hit the ground running” were deemed the worst offending phrases […]

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Office Word of the Day: Pixel Counting

By on March 31, 2011 in Computer Supplies, Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Word of the Day: Pixel Counting

pixel counting, n. The act of staring at one’s computer monitor to avoid getting into undesirable activity or discussion at work. Example: “As soon as I heard Tim and Fabio talking about how marketing had dropped the ball for the Udegawa deal, I started pixel counting.” * * * Computer supplies

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Office Word of the Day: Microwait

By on March 29, 2011 in Catering, Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Word of the Day: Microwait

microwait, n. In a workplace context, the congestion around the office kitchen microwave oven at lunchtime. Example: “It took ages to heat my pot noodle because of the microwait.” * * * Office catering

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Office Jargon of the Day: Book Google

By on September 3, 2010 in Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Jargon of the Day: Book Google

book google, v. trans.: to look up or research information in a hard copy book or archive, in lieu of the internet. Example: “I hate the Hebrides. Why doesn’t my iPhone work here?” “There’s a dictionary on the shelf. Why don’t you book google it instead?” * * * Books and pads

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Office Jargon of the Day: Triangulation

By on September 2, 2010 in Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Jargon of the Day: Triangulation

triangulate, v. trans.: to involve, engage or consult a third party or person. Const. with. Example: “I’m not sure about these figures. Let’s triangulate with Malcolm to see if they fit with his synergies.” * * * Trapezoidal tables

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Office Jargon of the Day: Blue-Sky Thinking

By on August 31, 2010 in Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Jargon of the Day: Blue-Sky Thinking

blue-sky thinking, n. Fig.: Creative ideation not limited by dominant beliefs or paradigms. The term has its origins in the attributive “blue-sky” referring from the end of the nineteenth century to having a pleasant appearance but with difficulties ignored, unrealistic. Example: “We need to synergise our people and technology with some blue-sky thinking.” * * […]

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Office Jargon of the Day: Cubicle Coma

By on August 29, 2010 in Office Jargon with 0 Comments
Office Jargon of the Day: Cubicle Coma

cubicle coma, n. fig.: a wave of exhaustion experienced at the beginning of a day’s work. Example: “I woke up feeling bright and breezy but got into a cubicle coma as soon as I sat at my desk.” * * * Office furniture

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