Examples of cliched business speak in the US?
January 9, 2013 10:01 PM Subscribe
What annoying words and phrases are popping up too often in the US workplace? Whenever I try to think of an example, it is at least 5 years old and people aren't really using it anymore. For example, "hit the ground running" or "the competition ate our lunch". (But those are too old.)
posted by ErikH2000 to Society & Culture (225 answers total) 114 users marked this as a favorite
Side thought: I wonder also if recessions go hand-in-hand with a reduction in dumb business cliches. Less time to spout trendy, upbeat BS when you are too busy trying to survive? Maybe that's why I'm having a hard time finding it.
However, I hope you can point out some newer bizspeak patterns that I haven't picked up on. Also welcome: good websites and magazines to use as sources for finding more. This is for a writing project.