Crap 'Buzzwords'

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  • I'm going to adopt this habit just to wind up gammons.

  • Started? It's been going on for years.

  • I picked it up from a relative who lives in the US and it's been quite hard to get rid of.

  • ^ now there's a sentence that can't be misconstrued

  • @fizzy.bleach in Scotland the standard is to ask where you "stay" rather than "live" which caught me out a lot when I first moved up here.

  • I agree it's a shit term as most people say "based" even when they should say "live". I guess it's down to people wanting to sound cleverer than they are, which is why this thread exists.

  • I applaud your attitude. We must be on our guard at all times.

  • i maintain a constant vigil for euro-isms.

    im doing it since many years.

  • I reckon it also sounds a bit less personal and less specific. 'What area do you live in' vs 'where is your house'

  • I just say I'm "based out of London" as if I'm in either in the Special Army Soldiers or a rock band that's been touring mid level US venues since 1983

  • Panini panino all over again

  • Being foak is a thing in the transport industry. First of a kind.

  • I was based in Bristol (my nearest office that I visited once a month) lived somewhere else and worked all over the country.

    Now I’m based in Oxford and generally work from there but live 50 miles away and work in various other locations.

    It’s a thing,it’s not the dark ages where we all work in a factory at the end of our street like a caveman

  • Not sure why some people see ‘based in’ as a fancy expression. I mostly hear it used by the precariat who are unable to buy a home/settle down even when they are decades into their careers.

  • Throwing 'precariat' in to the buzzwords thread, smooth.

  • based in AND ‘working on various projects’ is a red flag tho.

  • Why is your main office your base though?

  • I think it's just more military speak creeping in (via the US which tends to use more military terminology).

  • So it's a crap buzzword

  • What I also wonder is why you'd define your personal location by where your main office is.

  • I quite enjoy using terms from the Charles Stross Laundry Files, such as "force multiplier" and "field expedient", and then seeing which successfully infect the people I'm presenting too.

    "Force multiplier" (For e.g. squad light machine gun/hanged mans hand/etc) took rapidly and deeply, and was in use throughout the organisation the same week I started my experiment.

  • field expedient

    Stolen for this Friday’s presentation. Thank you.

  • Yeah I guess so because it was a regional main office. It’s where the post goes

  • and you go back there regularly to pick up... supplies?

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Crap 'Buzzwords'

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