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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Ad Campaign

Recently a Ft. Lauderdale advertising agency launched a billboard campaign (including the inside and outside of buses) that included 17 different messages from God. This non-denominational campaign started in September sponsored by an anonymous client. “Let’s Meet At My House Sunday Before the Game ” – God “C’mon Over And Bring The Kids ” – …

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Computer Viruses

Ellen Degeneres virus…..Your IBM suddenly claims it’s a MAC Monica Lewinsky virus….Sucks all the memory out of your computer Titanic virus…..Makes your whole computer go down Disney virus….Everthing in the computer goes Goofy Mike Tyson virus……Quits after one byte Prozac virus……Screws up your RAM but your processor doesn’t care Sharon Stone virus….Makes a huge initial …

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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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Wishful Thinking About Why It’s Great To Be a Guy

Phone conversations last 30 seconds You know useful stuff about cars, tanks and airplanes A 5 day vacation requires only one suitcase Bathroom lines are 80% shorter You can open all your own jars Old friends don’t give you crap if you’ve lost or gained weight When clicking thru the channels you don’t have to …

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