Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ugh and then some argh.

Meaningless jargon...? I'm your girl.

*Peruses Weasel Words for ideas*

9 comments:

TimT said...

The nice thing about management speak is you can throw random phrases like 'purple monkey dishwasher' in there, and it will fit right in.

Over the next fiscal quarter, we will be endeavouring to integrate the strategic conceptualisations as envisaged by our administrative sector with those four key progressive indices that the regulators have segregated from the purple monkey dishwasher for further investigation and reform.

Voila!

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Where arrrrre you? I am having trouble respecting your right to private Nails time.

TimT said...

Undoubtedly, Nails is negotiating the complex modern managerial structures in a time of significant fiscal constraints and cut backs, and therefore has little time for interfacing with the modern human/computer paradigm.

TimT said...

Either that, or her purple monkey diswasher has broken down, and she's having to rinse the cutlery by hand.

nailpolishblues said...

I am so sorry, Lady Baron, but I've been a bit tied up. And very, very tired. Tim is quite right on both counts. Well, sort of.


word verification: elfgn - awwww

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Ach, sorry about the tyings up, and the tyredness.

Mark said...

Hey Shelley, how's it going? I'm honestly in two minds about this whole 'weasel words' issue. On the one hand language can have the effect of distancing us from the realities of life, but to say that the English language is being abused seems to miss the point entirely. After all, the fine tradition of abusing the English language has given us wonderful words like "fucktard," "shizzle" and "embiggen." The real issue hypocrisy or evasiveness in language, and one cannot argue than any such evasiveness or hypocrisy constitute an abuse of the English language because there is no 'proper English' to appeal to as a standard. Besides, if there were, it would be full of evasiveness and hypocrisy as well.

Mark said...

*is
*that

Uh, ought to proof read. Point is, one might confuse jargon with evasiveness when the two are separate issues. For what it's worth.

Al Cad said...

Update already!