Translating Management Speak

MANAGEMENT SPEAK: That’s very interesting. TRANSLATION: I disagree. MANAGEMENT SPEAK: I don’t disagree. TRANSLATION: I disagree. MANAGEMENT SPEAK: I don’t totally disagree with you. TRANSLATION: You may be right, but I don’t care. MANAGEMENT SPEAK: You have to show some flexibility. TRANSLATION: You have to do it whether you want to or not. MANAGEMENT SPEAK: …

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How Graduate Students And Faculty Miscommunicate

The following list on the ways graduate students and faculty miscommunicate by Roderick M. Kramer and Joanne Martin, both professors at Stanford University, rings all too true, at least from my experience. How about you? HOW GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY MISCOMMUNICATE By Roderick M. Kramer and Joanne Martin* What Faculty Say/what Faculty Really Mean I …

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Redneck Medical Dictionary

The Redneck Dictionary of Medical Terms Benign: What you be after you be eight. Artery: The study of paintings. Bacteria: Back door to cafeteria. Barium: What doctors do when patients die. Cesarean Section: A neighborhood in Rome. CATscan: Searching for kitty. Cauterize: Made eye contact with her. Colic: A sheep dog. Coma: A punctuation mark. …

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Top Ten Signs Your Amish Teen Is In Trouble…

10. Sometimes stays in bed till after 6am. 9. In his sock drawer, you find pictures of women without bonnets. 8. Shows up at barn raisings in full “Kiss” makeup. 7. When you criticize him, he yells, “Thou suck!” 6. His name is Jebediah, but he goes by “Jeb Daddy.” 5. Defiantly says, “If I …

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Inappropriate Christmas Gifts

Washington Post — Style Invitational Challenge for the week was to come up with a terribly inappropriate Christmas gift idea. 4th runner up: Li’l Naturalist Hornet Farm 3rd runner up: A Pee Wee Herman pull toy 2nd runner up: The Duncan Yo — Goes down, never comes back. Teaches children about warranties 1st runner up: …

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