Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Base, On not touching

Using the phrase "Let's touch base" is grounds for getting a swift kick in the nads.

13 comments:

unstricken said...

...preferably with pointy-toed shoes.

Suzanne said...

Uttering the word "utilize" in my presence is another oppotunity for pointy-toed nad kicking.

Intelligent people use small words to communicate; dumb people utilize big words poorly to obfuscate.

Nicole said...

Totally agree. Especially when it concerns data mining.

Anonymous said...

Then there's my personal favorite: "Let's talk about this off-line." (I especially love that one coming from the old fart who doesn't even GET on-line....)

Librarian Girl said...

I'm not fond of "giving you a head's up" either.

I rant about librarian's overuse of "deliverables and outcomes" on my blog. "Why Meetings Suck." January 3rd.

Anonymous said...

How about "we're good to go"... go where?

Anonymous said...

Then there's "reporting out" at staff meetings. "I'd like to report out on the new catalog." Eewww.

A said...

Pro-active?
Reflect back on?
Piggy back off of?
With au jus?
Please R.S.V.P.?

Wouldn't taking out the repeated user of some of these be grounds for a plea of justifiable homicide in most states?

unstricken said...

And can I put in an early vote for "the take-home message"? I heard this three times Friday (once at work, twice on NPR). Hate early, hate often!

Sal said...

Maybe we should start making fun of people who use such horrid buzz words by using really outdated terms like 'information superhighway' with a straight face.

Alice said...

How about "let's piggy back on her idea" or "paradigm shift"?

Suzanne Bishop said...

I strongly object to utilizing proactive language, even if it has been committeed by a well orientated peoples.

Anonymous said...

to go with paradigm shift, how about "pedagogies" - I can't even pronounce it properly :-)