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Postby Bailey » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:25 pm


1. paradigm shift - stopping people doing things they as they have in the past

2. harmonisation - forcing people into step

3. roll out - something new

4. gain traction - understand and do

5. fenestration - windows

6. damaging energy exchange - accident

7. off airport landing - crash

8. to performance manage out - sack

9. negative growth - loss

10. decanted - relocated



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Postby Perry » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:56 pm

Rationalize work force - sack
Reevaluate program - cancel
"It's not you, it's me." - It's you!
Restate earnings - got caught with losses and had to admit it.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby skinem » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:57 pm

Working with contracts, I tend to think of weasel words as something else--not nearly as interesting as what's been posted!

Contract weasel words--
may
but not limited to
may exceed
some point in time

Now in the spirit of the above--
optimized workforce=smaller
retrench=cut back or lay off
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Postby gailr » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:46 pm

Jon Doe will facilitate a meeting to explore options.

means he'll feebly pretend to invite participation while enforcing already-made decisions
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Postby gailr » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:50 pm

Featured at a local bookshop, this might interest those collecting and/or decoding weasel words.

The Buzzword Dictionary: 1,000 Phrases Translated from Pompous to English
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Postby Bailey » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:29 pm

gailr wrote:
means he'll feebly pretend to invite participation while enforcing already-made decisions

oh you know Jon too?

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