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Words I hate

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Words I hate

Dunno why but I need to get these off my chest.
I really hate the following words that are overused / pointless or counter productive....
Synergy - what does this mean?
Data Warehouse - I hear this all the time. What is one? I'd imagine its a big warehouse stuffed with reams of computer paper (you know that stuff from the 80s with perferated edges).
Guru - Ahhh, I really hate this "he's a networking guru" for instance.
Romcom - Just plain stupid
POTS - Plain old telephone system. It's not clever, it's wrong.
Blue Chip - What exactly IS a blue chip company. People use this all the time to indicate small time firms and big business alike.
Telcon - telephone conversation
Wintel - A nasty term to describe normal computer stuff.
Does anyone have any others?
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Re: Words I hate

I was on the pots having a telcon the other day with this guru who works in a data warehouse owned by some blue chip company.
Anyway it turns out that instead of looking after his wintel kit he was watching a romcom! When I found that out I hung up because of a lack of synergy between us.
Denzil
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Re: Words I hate

Can we extend this to phrases?
"Very unique" - something is either unique or it is not
"One of the only" - oh dear
"Envision" - what happened to "imagine"?
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Re: Words I hate

Denzil
One of the only words not being picked on here is imagine. I envision that is because it isn’t very unique.
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Re: Words I hate

And what about "PIN number" Grin
EDIT: Thought of another one - have heard it from sales.
"Touch Base" = meet Huh
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Re: Words I hate

[me=orbrey]challenges God[/me]
Floccinaucinihilipilification
Antidissestablishmentarianism
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoniosis

ooh those words anger me.
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Re: Words I hate

"All things considered"
"At the end of the day"
Superuser
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Re: Words I hate

Hey Matt
I challenge you to fit those 3 into one meaningful sentence!!!
Phil
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Re: Words I hate

*cough*
The idea that Antidissestablishmentarianism can cause Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoniosis is ridiculous and likely to promote Floccinaucinihilipilification.
Grin
Well... almost.
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Re: Words I hate

Can't argue with that, but since I have also been challenged I will also have a go.
A miner with Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoniosis has been promoting Antidissestablishmentarianism within the proletarian masses though this has been slammed by the press as mere Floccinaucinihilipilification.
er, maybe...?
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Re: Words I hate

I had to get in this one!
I heard a newly qualified doctor a few weeks ago saying that if the NHS carried opn as it was, it would be full of disintersted specialists, and I thought "Great I want my doctors to be disinterested."  I quickly realised as she went on, she meant uninterested.
Did I feel silly? Undecided
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Re: Words I hate

Orbrey.... I think all things considered your new and improved version was a 110% better attemp at the end of the day.
*sniggers*
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Re: Words I hate

I can't believe you spelt Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoniosis  and Antidisestablishmentarianism wrong!
I dunno!  Roll eyes
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Re: Words I hate

Should both of those start with capital letters!?!