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Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media

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12 Responses to “American Corporate Buzzwords By Decades”

  1. kek says:

    please add “meme” to the 2010′s

  2. rktbrkr says:

    OMG, thats awesome!

  3. Bob A says:

    ‘laser focused’.. the most overused and ridiculous of 2012

  4. louiswi says:

    I think “wanking with wallstreet” has to rank pretty high during this past decade.

  5. VennData says:

    BR, Buzzwords are your wheelhouse.

  6. Jack says:

    I dunno, every one of those decade 2000 buzzwords were commonplace in the ’70s. Every one, including “circle back”.

    What goes around comes around?

    And speaking of cliches: when will we lose “spot on”, “at the end of the day” and myriad others?

  7. victor says:

    Please add: wedge issue (borrowed from the political space), dead cat bounce, baked in the cake, space, going forward….and , may I propose: middle line (heck we have top and bottom lines)

  8. mcogan1966 says:

    “bio break” is misused. It’s a term used by MMORPG players to alert their raid group that they aren’t at the keyboard due to the need to attend to biological functions. Please, if you are going to use a term, use it correctly.

  9. not-affiliated-with-Wall Street says:

    These seem Silicon Valley focused. What about “quality,” as in quality circles, “tee it up” etc

  10. Trevor says:

    “I mean, TOTALLY! ” (A quotation from those Valley Girls Miss Conceived and Miss Conscrewed) ;-)

    Currently, every time I hear a sentence start with “The fact of the matter is that…” or “The fact is that…,” what follows is either not a fact or is a random combination of unrelated facts that are properly known as spin. Speakers of these words should be studiously ignored, except to note the measure of the speakers delusion or dishonesty.

  11. rktbrkr says:

    And speaking of cliches: when will we lose “spot on”, “at the end of the day” and myriad others?

    The worst offenders are TV talking heads (this cliche has stood the test of time). Once one of them clamps on a cliche they all repeat it ad nauseum. The two that send me to the barf bag are:
    1) boots on the ground
    2) went missing. US talking heads have latched onto this Britishism like barnacles. WTF was wrong with disappeared? Televiewers know they don’t mean a magic act.

  12. victor says:

    Here’s a lingo I just heard on one of the major cable channels (can you count the buzzwords?):

    “Displaying a high level of intellectual dishonesty, Mr. XYZ took all gloves off and pulled the trigger on a new theme albeit by repeating the same old, tired narrative repackaged as new news. In the process he managed to throw his closest associates under the bus as he pulled the plug on their old themes. He parlayed his near failure in this space into a qualified success.