The thread on word usage that grates like blackboard fingernails...

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It's Me D

al-Qa'bong wrote:
What is "LULZ"?

Not sure you want to know... but now I am curious about which other boards Papal Bull and I have in common Wink But maybe I reading to much into it; I think of LULZ as part of a certain internet dialect (a corruption of "lol"), from a region of the internet culturally far very away from babble!

TSDR: "LULZ" is a corruption of "lol".

LULZ

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Business "buzzwords" and phrases.  Pretty much all of them.

"Win-win" (an oldie but goodie), "price point" (just say "price", fer Chrissakes), "office" (when used as a verb), "ideation", well, the list goes on: [url=Business">http://thompsonwriting.com/Overused%20Words%20and%20Phrases.htm][=b... Buzzwords[/][/url]

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It's Me D

Sven wrote:
"Win-win" (an oldie but goodie), "price point" (just say "price", fer Chrissakes), "office" (when used as a verb), "ideation", well, the list goes on: Business Buzzwords

I've never heard office as a verb, that sounds like it would be irritating! Have an example? 

Unionist

It's Me D wrote:

Sven wrote:
"Win-win" (an oldie but goodie), "price point" (just say "price", fer Chrissakes), "office" (when used as a verb), "ideation", well, the list goes on: Business Buzzwords

I've never heard office as a verb, that sounds like it would be irritating! Have an example? 

Getoffice case, will ya?

 

Noise

Bleh.. Business buzzwords blow (ooo, alliteration!).   This is part of my objectives:  "need to more effectively drive cross functional collaboration to create a winning culture".   Atleast it doesn't involve the word 'syncronicity' or 'leverage'...sadly they combine..."Leveraging syncronicity".

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It's Me D wrote:

I've never heard office as a verb, that sounds like it would be irritating! Have an example? 

Yeah: "Where do you office?" (it's like asking "Where do you summer?").  The fact is, I have an office and I work in that office but I don't "office".

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Unionist wrote:

Getoffice case, will ya?

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al-Qa'bong

Since it's playoff season and I'm spending more time being exposed to sportscasters' mutilation of English, I should be prepared for this stuff, but when the heck did "compete" become a noun and an adjective? 

 

For example, hockey players don't seem to compete any more, but instead "show a high degree of compete" or "play at a low compete level."

 

The other day I heard Pierre McGuire, the High Priest of Sportscaster Language Mutilation, call "forechecking" something like, "blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah, at the point of attack."

 

And someone ought to tell Bill Waters that "penultimate" means "second-to-last", not "really, really good."

 

By the way, is "sportscaster" even a word?

Skinny Dipper

There is a disconnect between them.  Shouldn't it be disconnection?

Also, supporters are now called proponents.

Skinny Dipper

I guess that means athletic supporters are now called athletic proponents.  Do we get the point of all this?

al-Qa'bong

alors, bref

al-Qa'bong

I've been reading a lot of design project reports written by proto-engineers these days.  I don't blame them (I suspect their instructors), but they like to write "issues" when they mean "problems."

 

Another bunch uses "is cognisant of" instead of "knows" or "is aware of."

 

In terms of phraseology that has a disconnection with substance with reference to the recipient's ability to cognate substantive meaning from certain forms of utterance, mere passive interfacing with the actioner of these terms should be eschewed in favour of a boot to the head.

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al-Qa'bong

Nice use of a blackboard, M.

al-Qa'bong

 

I just read this on an NDP/ganja thread:

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And at the very least quit trying to confuse those working to grow the Greens with what used to be members of endprohibition...

skreeeeeeaaaaaakkk!
OK, "grow the green beans" wouldn't have been too bad, but "grow the Greens?"

al-Qa'bong

What would it take to fix the code on this forum, inserting a comma somewhere?  Is anyone looking into this?

al-Qa'bong

Today I saw a couple of post that had statements puncuated by question marks, as in, "I don't understand what you're saying?"

 

Is this something that's done in text-messaging, where one may want to indicate a question, without asking a question?

al-Qa'bong

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Today I saw a couple of post that had statements puncuated by question marks, as in, "I don't understand what you're saying?"

 

Is this something that's done in text-messaging, where one may want to indicate a question, without asking a question?

 

OK, now I see that oldgoat's doing it too, so it can't be some newfangled mode of writing:

 

"I wonder what his t-shirt would have said in the Mensa parade?"

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