MOST RECENT LINGO

Basically

 

(1).  A grossly overused filler word whose only purpose is to attempt to make a statement seem smarter than including “um”, “uh” or other unintelligible word/sound.

 

“I swear I am going to unleash a pack of rabid squirrels on the next person that says basically!”

 

(2).  An insipid word used to frame, initiate or clarify an opinion, statement, fact, or clarification.

 

“Our product will basically transform the way you engage with your customers.”  It’s a product and it’s BASIC…..gee whiz!

 

Also see: literally and actually

 

Props to Brad for the submission!

 

Level Set

 

(1).  This can go hand-in-hand with “understand the ask“.  Let’s level-set meaning, make sure everyone is on the same page and understands.

 

“Let’s level set to ensure I understand the ask”.  Ugggghh.

 

Props to Amy J. for the submission!

 

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

 

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