Last week, after seeing some particularly egregious corporate jargon, I queried my Twitter followers about their least favorite jargon. Here are the responses I got:And the list goes on...
- Leveraging low-cost locations (as a euphemism for moving US jobs overseas)
- Value-added (One of Dave Fleet’s 10 most irritating PR phrases)
- A value-add proposition
- Impact (used as a verb)
- Leveraging synergies
- Working as designed
- Bandwidth (as in ‘I don’t have the bandwidth to help out)
- Cutting edge (this is another one that made Dave Fleet’s list)
- Leading edge
- Industry leader (see Diana Huff’s comment below)
- Good PR (as in ‘get me some good PR')
- Best practices
To see the whole list, as well as some pretty hilarious videos featuring a new word - Buffling - read the whole post.
(Via a shel of my former self.)