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Old 01-03-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Get ready for some head-banging.

The catchphrase of the decade. - By Ron Rosenbaum - Slate Magazine (http://www.slate.com/id/2240159/pagenum/all/#p2 - broken link)

Anyone care to add a few pet cliches to this bonfire of the inanities?
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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"shared sacrifice" what a load. oh and they nearly ruined top gun for me with all the maverick talk.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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"order(s) of magnitude"

In a similar vein the over use of the rhetorical question by persons being interviewed needs to stop. As does the use of the phrase 'that being said'. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Moving forward.
Take ownership of their education.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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"Long pole in the tent"
"Send it up the flag pole"
"Reach out"

Spend an afternoon listening to management consultants talk and you'll hear all kinds of crap like this. Two consultants can have an entire conversation comprised of nothing but such phrases. It's really something to behold.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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"Long pole in the tent"
"Send it up the flag pole"

Spend an afternoon listening to management consultants talk and you'll hear all kinds of crap like this. Two consultants can have an entire conversation comprised of nothing but such phrases. It's really something to behold.
I'm sure that at the end of the day, you'll find that they're big-picture guys who've been thinking outside of the box.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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i'm sure that at the end of the day, you'll find that they're big-picture guys who've been thinking outside of the box.
exactly!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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exactly!
This thread is "unsustainable"
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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"bend the curve"
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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