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Old 07-26-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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We've all heard them. Classic butchery of the English language by bosses and co-workers who are trying to look intelligent.

My (ex) boss used to come up with some doosies:
"Basically in essence" where most people woudl simply say "basically".
"Stake in the sand"...classic meld of "line in the sand" and "stake in the ground".
"Work in Process" instead of "work in progress".

And one day I heard him saying on the phone...."we have to have everything subimitted by 3:00 on Friday so it's going to be "pencils closed"...

I kid you not.

 
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:37 AM   #2
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On a Thursday the Base commander told everyone at a base wide brief to have a nice 3 day weekend Friday was an off day. Our Capt said to show up on Friday and he would check to make sure it was actually a day off.

I had a talk with the Chief who helped set him straight.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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I had a boss who would say "...that being said,..." about 200 times a day. Not 'stupid' per se, but f*cking annoying as hell.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:17 AM   #4
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Most of them where I work are science related, but we do have a quote board for things taken out of context including things like:

"We're averaging 15 minutes per dump"
"Did you leave something salty on my bench?"
"I slept with my sister 'till I was 15 years old"
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:42 AM   #5
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"please prepare as-build (its as-built) drawings."
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:50 AM   #6
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I'm a musician, in particular an upright bassist (like a [email protected] cello). I HATE it when musicians that I work with tell me I should have played flute because my bass is so big it's a PIA to move around.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:51 AM   #7
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How about...."at the end of the day...."

 
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:10 AM   #9
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ours use words like

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bah!!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:16 AM   #10
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Someone at my work says "pacific" instead of "specific"

 
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