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NorthEnd
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Member since Oct 2007
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Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
This drive anybody crazy besides me? I've heard some funny ones at meetings, but for the most part I get annoyed by the same old tired expressions I always hear:

"circle back"
"reach out to"
"table this "

But on occasion I hear one that I wouldn't mind recycling:

"I'm out over my skis on this"
"The camel's head is already in the tent"

What's some good one's you've heard? I'm gathering expressions to go all out at the next meeting.
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777Tiger
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re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
oh, this one again, mmmmk


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Jim Rockford
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re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
"Rechallenge" a stupid idea didn't work the first time, but we're trying it again.


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celltech1981
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Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
8139 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
"circle back and bag up those fries"
"reach out to the customer and give them their food"
"table this burger"

way to cut them short baw


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Oilfieldbiology
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Member since Nov 2016
18475 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Leverage our unique positions and talents to compete in arenas of our choosing.


The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
30412 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
I was in a meeting a year or two ago with some rural business owners. One of them kept accusing some other company of trying to "Jew them down" on their quote. Everyone in the room except the two of them were aghast.

Not what you're talking about, but it made me think of that incident.


ISEN_AG
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ThunderWolf Manor
Member since Aug 2013
1352 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
After people have already wasted 15 minutes of meeting time, they decide to discuss it "offline"


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9Fiddy
Louisiana Tech Fan
19th Hole
Member since Jan 2007
57457 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Read this thread.

That should give you all the expressions you need.


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beerJeep
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
24373 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
quote:

The camel's head is already in the tent"


The camels toe pitches the tent


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Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Feb 2012
60873 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
deep dive

In law anything relating to "white hat"


LSUbase13
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Member since Mar 2008
14949 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Please advise


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Supermoto Tiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2010
8431 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
"I'll champion that task"


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BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
7278 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
I’ve heard the term referenced for 20+ years, but still don’t know what a ‘white paper’ is.


MMauler
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re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Leverage our verticals.


Tchefuncte Tiger
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Bat'n Rudge
Member since Oct 2004
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re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
I had a squadron CO who always said "We're in it to win it." This really started to grate on my nerves. "Hit it out of the park" is another one that's overused.


beerJeep
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
24373 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
quote:

but still don’t know what a ‘white paper’ is.


White... yellow.... pink....

Carbon copies.....

Whites the original....


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SSpaniel
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Member since Feb 2013
26814 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Efforting


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scott8811
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Ratchet City, LA
Member since Oct 2014
6225 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
The worst are the shitty stuff motivation people come up with. I attended a leadership conference that actually had some solid speakers, but one was a platitude shouting dumbass. I especially cringed when he kept shouting and writing GETMO!!! GOOD ENOUGH TO MOVE ON...GETMO GETMO!!! Yea because you are the first person to suggest that soemtimes a project does not need to have more resources sunk into it.

He also introduced BEND THE CURVE....basically doing something well with fewer resources...kept shouting it and holding for applause like he just invented the concept


East Coast Band
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re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
Ordinary employees:"team members"


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MrLSU
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Whistler/New Orleans/Melbourne/30A
Member since Jan 2004
16433 posts

re: Corporate speak/expressions heard in the business world
"Me and my old lady" has come back into vogue at the last Corporate speak conference I went to in the Convention Center in Las Vegas.


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