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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 14:45      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd be happy to never see or hear most of these again

*EDIT*
Speaking of organic...
*sigh*

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 15:08      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm organic. Eat me. [crazy]

*hates that designation*

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"As in repeating a well-known song, so in instincts, one action follows another by a sort of rhythm; if a person be interrupted in a song, or in repeating anything by rote, he is generally forced to go back to recover the habitual train of thought..." (Darwin, The Origin of Species)

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 15:35      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
I'd be happy to never see or hear most of these again

The one I hate more than any other -- even more than Celine Dion -- is "at the end of the day". I want to shoot people who say this. You might as well wear a t-shirt saying "I have no imagination -- I can only express myself in other people's lazy phrases". These expressions are useful, I suppose, as they serve to indicate to the rest of us what an arsehole the speaker is -- it's like a beacon telling you "this person has no opinion worth paying attention to -- you'd be better off listening to a piece of string". Gah. [Mad]

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 16:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They included my pet peeve #37...

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AUTHOR/AUTHORED "In one of former TV commentator Edwin Newman's books, he wonders if it would be correct to say that someone 'paintered' a picture?"
but left out pet peeve #36...

BURGLARIZED - would it be correct to say that someone 'painterized' a picture?

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GrumpySteen

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spungo wrote:
The one I hate more than any other -- even more than Celine Dion -- is "at the end of the day". I want to shoot people who say this.

What if they sing it instead?

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 18:15      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think too many people are saying 'comedic' whey they mean 'comic', and that annoys me. It seems to be a very popular word at be moment as well.
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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2007 20:58      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
I think too many people are saying 'comedic' whey they mean 'comic', and that annoys me. It seems to be a very popular word at be moment as well.

Yes! Yes! ... and then Yes again, I say! Quite right, old bean. Glad someone else brought it up.

Bravo, Sir.

edit: wouldn't that mean that tragedic was a word too? [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
I think too many people are saying 'comedic' whey they mean 'comic', and that annoys me. It seems to be a very popular word at be moment as well.

Yes! Yes! ... and then Yes again, I say! Quite right, old bean. Glad someone else brought it up.

Bravo, Sir.

edit: wouldn't that mean that tragedic was a word too? [Wink]

Isn't it ironic that you would say such a thing?

/coat

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Take heart, everyone! I've recently noticed a decrease in the use of "orientate"!

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr Dave: Take heart, everyone! I've recently noticed a decrease in the use of "orientate"!
...but what about the increase in the use of the word "incentivise"? [Mad] [shake head]

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Icon 1 posted January 02, 2008 14:42      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Dave: Take heart, everyone! I've recently noticed a decrease in the use of "orientate"!
...but what about the increase in the use of the word "incentivise"? [Mad] [shake head]
I imagine that's entirely doable.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Dave: Take heart, everyone! I've recently noticed a decrease in the use of "orientate"!
...but what about the increase in the use of the word "incentivise"? [Mad] [shake head]
I imagine that's entirely doable.
If the committee agrees we will put in motion actions to facilitate that.

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Dave: Take heart, everyone! I've recently noticed a decrease in the use of "orientate"!
...but what about the increase in the use of the word "incentivise"? [Mad] [shake head]
I imagine that's entirely doable.
If the committee agrees we will put in motion actions to facilitate that.
Shouldn't we workshop that first?

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Grummash

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quote:
Originally posted by TFD: Shouldn't we workshop that first?

No. But I would be willing to initiate a thought-shower [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by TFD: Shouldn't we workshop that first?

No. But I would be willing to initiate a thought-shower [Frown]
Gack...that's horrible. Where have you heard/seen that one?

/me feels compelled to use that in the next meeting he gets sucked into. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by TFD: Shouldn't we workshop that first?

No. But I would be willing to initiate a thought-shower [Frown]
Excellent Grummy, that should help get all our ducks in a row. We need to think outside the box about this one. Get some real blue skies visioneering done.

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I've just realised, GC doesn't have a mission statement!

I'm sure we can leverage our available resources to engineer an excellent, customer-focused mission statement, on-time and under-budget.

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GrumpySteen

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Every time I hear buzzwords being flung around, I always think of this

Bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish
Thats the way we do things lad, we're making shit up as we wish
The Klingons and the Romulans pose no threat to us
'Cause if we find we're in a bind we're totally screwed but nevermind
We'll pull something out of our behinds, we just make some shit up


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Grummash

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97 quote:Originally posted by Grummash:

quote:Originally posted by TFD: Shouldn't we workshop that first?

No. But I would be willing to initiate a thought-shower [Frown]

Gack...that's horrible. Where have you heard/seen that one?

This is how the management talk where I work. They like to take a helicopter view of things, so that they can spot any low-hanging fruit (and yes, they do really mix their metaphors like this!) and be first to put the team in front of the action.

I have heard all this bull$4it spoken in meetings however, going forward, I won't allow it on my radar.

/coat

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