MOST RECENT LINGO

Break-Glass Solution

 

(1).  An emergency, last resort move that no one wants to do, but everyone would do if the alternative is fulfilling French fry orders.

 

“Yeah, so, it looks like the roll out of the new system didn’t work and none of our fixes … umm … fixed it.  I suppose we could turn it off and then back on again.  It’s kind of a break-glass solution, but it might work.”

 

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Mass Affluent

 

(1).  A nice way of describing clients who’re not that rich.

 

“Look, Jim … we’re not really targeting the mass affluent here.  We’d much rather compete with everyone else for the same 400 or so ultra-high-net-worth clients … hopefully score one or two and then retire before they inevitably get bored with us and move on.”

 

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CORPORATE LINGO DONE RIGHT, SORT OF...

After getting up at 5:30 in the morning, commuting for 90 minutes on two trains (while sitting next to that guy who decided to hit the breakfast burrito truck on the way to the station), is there anything worse than finding out that your boss scheduled a last-minute 8 a.m. conference call? Well, if you’re anything like us, it’s having to endure all that cheesy corporate lingo you’re going to be blasted with.

 

It makes you wonder: Do these guys even have a clue as to what all that corporate jargon means?

 

And, perhaps even more importantly: Didn’t these guys go to college?

 

A Corporate Jargon Dictionary For The Rest of Us

 

CheesyCorporateLingo.com is our attempt to document how the business world continues to mangle the English language. Why is this website important? Simple – because deciphering corporate lingo saps our time and brainpower.

 

Imagine how much more productive you’ll be when you are quickly able to interpret John in Accounting’s abuse of the English language! This site is the decoder ring for the new millennium.

 

So, if you agree that “irregardless” isn’t an actual word … and if you’re tired of listening to endless corporate jargon … then CheesyCorporateLingo.com is for you!

 

… and if you have a term that’s close to your heart and you want to share with the world (or if you’ve got a better definition for one of ours) … submit it

 

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT THE CHEESYCORPORATELINGO.COM STORE FOR SOME GREAT CCL MERCH! (ugh…merch?  Dude…)

 

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