Beauty of the English language, wherefore art thou fucked?


A friend of mine just went to a meeting and got to twenty playing Buzzword Bingo:

take it offline, stakeholders, deliverables, key inputs, clock starts ticking, ‘rock ‘n’ roll’, timeframes, milestones, critical path, committed to, working model, limited resources, liaise with, walkthrough, empowerment, methodology, dependencies, on-stream, lock that down, go-forward date


Update: Thanks top Sarah for pointing out that ‘wherefore’ means ‘why’, not ‘where’. See, you can never stop learning!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anaglyph
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 17:49:42

    Get with the program Pete! You’re not on the same page. You’ve got to be prepared to run it up the flagpole and see how it flies! These days everyone’s looking for value-added input and synergistic brand elevation. You need to massage your ideas to maximize your de-risk factor. Disambiguate! Engineer some face-time with some Magnet Clients. We’re talking mission-critical here buddy! Go forward! Because if you’re not going forward, you’re standing still, and if you’re standing still you’re going backwards!

  2. UniversalHead
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 18:02:48

    You’ve definitely leveraged my wireframe, pending the outcome of a mentoring context. You’ve always been a thought leader. A global leader. A leader leader. And a pragmatic vendor-neutral!
    That’s my gut feel, anyway. But the consensus has pursued more of a softly softly positioning statement. I’m interested in more concrete input – I’m liking this new direction, even though it’s a draft-in-progress. Let’s brainstorm.

  3. anaglyph
    Jul 22, 2006 @ 18:49:50

    *HIGH FIVE* Orrrright!!!!

  4. Cissy Stutt
    Aug 15, 2006 @ 04:59:52

    er, Mr Head? ‘Wherefore’ means ‘why’, not ‘where’. Just thought you’d like to know. Otherwise, super post. Really.