From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: New words for 2002
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:18:00 -0700
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On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 14:41:32 +0000 (UTC), wavefront@SPAMbigfoot.com
(Martin Griffith) wrote:
>On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 13:06:48 +0100, "Peter Nolan"
>>This is witty stuff to read on this solemn anniversary of 9/11.
>>I reckon I know a few experts in the art
>>"Martin Griffith" wrote in message
>>> NEW WORDS FOR 2002
>duh... forgot about 9/11, havent had the radio or TV on yet today...
>Sorry if i caused any offense
Well, you didn't offend me. Why should we try to be as grim as the
humorless fanatical prudes who did it?
Here are a few more, culled from the thin-air heights of HP
LAND GRAB: the aftermath of any RE-ORG.
ESCALATE: alert higher management (ie, your boss' boss) about a
STAKEHOLDERS: anybody who's involved.
SELLS UP: sucks up to higher management
FINESSE IT: agree to do something, then ignore it.
REINVENT: do more with less; work harder, get less; get screwed.
OPTICS: appearance, as in 'that deal has bad optics'
OFFSITE: a meeting not at a company facility. "Acquisition
possibility? We'll need an offsite in Napa."
VALUE RELATIONSHIP. We get the value, you get the relationship.
BACKSTOP: a prior engagement. "Let's wrap this up... I have a backstop
PREPONE: plan for something to be late.