Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Buzz words

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Buzz words

Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:06
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 4DME
Posts: 2,150
Buzz words

Where did they come from, do we really need to "hit the ground running". "Have strings on our bow" or "roll out" everything just to name a few.
N707ZS is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:09
  #2 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,022
Come on N707ZS, wake up and smell the coffee!
treadigraph is online now  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:32
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lemonia. Best Greek in the world
Posts: 1,702
stay on the agenda!
Ancient Observer is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:35
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hoofddorp The Netherlands
Age: 67
Posts: 135
Think outside the box
spitfirek5054 is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:37
  #5 (permalink)  

Nigerian In Law
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Haven't been there, never done that.
Age: 62
Posts: 1,017
Many times in the latter part of my career I was encouraged to "drill down into it" or if it was something my bosses in Houston thought was really s*%t, I'd be asked/told to "have a deep dive". If a particularly rich contract was in the offing I'd have to "be client-centric" or "breath efficiency". EBITDA was the Holy Grail and I'd always mention it in conference calls so the Ivory Tower crew (who had no idea what our challenges are and thought we operated the same as everywhere else) would believe I always had the "bottom line" in mind.

And so it went on. There were many more buzzwords which I've thankfully forgotten. Bean counters are obsessed with them !
Nigerian Expat Outlaw is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 15:46
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hundred Acre Wood
Posts: 260
As this thread has only just started, I expect people will be picking the low-hanging fruit first.
Doug E Style is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 16:30
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 6,222
DILLIGAF even before I retired
Kiltrash is online now  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 16:53
  #8 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,022
I'll double down and say that quality buzz words and phrases are vanishingly small...
treadigraph is online now  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 16:55
  #9 (permalink)  
Below the Glidepath - not correcting
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,747
Were going to have to drill down and tease out to get real value here...
Two's in is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:01
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Coasting South
Age: 66
Posts: 69
We just have to reach out.
hiflymk3 is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:11
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hoofddorp The Netherlands
Age: 67
Posts: 135
Blue Sky Thinking
spitfirek5054 is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:11
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: West Wiltshire, UK
Age: 68
Posts: 412
Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
We just have to reach out.
That one really boils my piss. I came close to cancelling the order for my Tesla because the email confirmation from them told me that they would "reach out to me when your car is ready for collection".

Almost as bad as the hippy electricity company that signed off every communication with "Love and Power". I did ditch them, for a few reasons, not least being that all correspondence was addressed to me as if I was some laid back millennial, as well as them getting the bill wrong for months on end.

Why organisations feel the need to re-invent language I don't know. I used to think it was just the useless twats in HR, but it seems to have spread everywhere now.
VP959 is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:24
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Richard Burtonville, South Wales.
Posts: 1,985
Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
We just have to reach out.
If you're not in the Four Tops or faced with a drowning person, and you use the phrase, 'reach out', you are a berk! Just running that up the flagpole.

CG

If unsure, there's a flow chart out there.
charliegolf is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:26
  #14 (permalink)  
419
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: London
Posts: 407
You can't beat a good game of bullsh*t bingo:


419 is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:29
  #15 (permalink)  
Thought police antagonist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Where I always have been...firmly in the real world
Posts: 85
It appears some contributors centre of gravity is out of trim, and below the radar whilst not being totally aligned to peripheral influences.

"Uncle Roger " would be in his element.
Krystal n chips is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 17:32
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1
Even banks and "respectable" companies have forgotten how to use the future tense:

"Hope for a cleaner world going forward"
osborne is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 18:27
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Edinburgh
Age: 82
Posts: 50
Its so nice to be able to book ahead, plan for the future, and learn from the history of the past.
And I was advised that my patents had to both novel and new.
DType is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 18:43
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lestah
Posts: 170
Shotclock
Behaviour Index
Keep me honest
Long grass

Current flavours also include adoption, outcome and capture.

Hey, I am looking at the Shotclock. Keep me honest as I am struggling with adoption here. Without a favourable outcome, that will affect my Behaviour Index. We need to capture some outcomes otherwise the Shotclock could end up in the Long Grass.
Local Variation is online now  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 18:52
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Surrey
Age: 63
Posts: 176
Pre-ordering - what's that about ? Do you then have to order ?
ex82watcher is online now  
Old 12th Feb 2021, 19:20
  #20 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,022
Human resources
treadigraph is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.