Business Language's Least Wanted
Kate Yandoh on Humor
Not that we at Worthwhile are anti-neologism...but we think some recently bantered business terms are especially cringeworthy. Kevin and I put these three on our list:
1) Effort, mutated into a verb: 'Let's effort that right away.'
2) Similar abuse of the noun whiteboard: 'Or we could start by whiteboarding our strategy.'
3) The odd and slightly unsavory glidepath. 'This idea will put our program on the glidepath to profitablity.'
Which terms would make yours?
P.S. If you're a business linguist (or would just like to sound like one) check out Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon-Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny.