Does That Make Sense?

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(1).  An oft-repeated question asked at meetings by someone who thinks everyone else in the room are a bunch of mouth-breathing imbeciles who can’t understand the painfully obvious point he is trying to make.


“So, the idea is to cut costs by upgrading our OS from Windows 3.1 to Windows 8…does that make sense?  Okay, fine…we’ll convert to Mac…”


Props to Bill E. for the submission.



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(1). Used at the end of every sentence by someone trying to state the obvious but who really is just painfully insecure.  Although used by articulate speakers as an infrequent rhetorical tool, the user here actually expects your agreement.  Every.  Single.  Time.


“The end goal here is to improve our net promoter score, right?  So we should survey customers in real time, right?  And that’s going to require resources, right?  So, clearly we should…, right?


Props to Tommy P. for the submission.



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(1).  The last word you ask a co-worker in an email in which you forward another email you received to which you either (a) don’t know how to respond, or (b) don’t want to respond.  Also see punt.


“Hi Tom:


Below is an email I received from Compliance regarding why we seem to have an unusually high frequency of wire fraud in our accounts.  Thoughts?


Thanks a bunch,