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And what do you do?
Overheard in the office:

"What does your software do?"
"It's a management information system."
"Ah, I SEE."

[a few minutes later]

"Basically what we produce is a technology-based learning solution."
[Everybody nods sagely.]

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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: May 17th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Er, no.

You were the one providing a counterpoint of head-shaking, were you?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 17th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I was the one making the tea! Play to your strengths, that's what I say.
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: May 17th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Talking about the same piece of software? [boggle]
cleanskies From: cleanskies Date: May 17th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're trying to put me off applying for the job, aren't you?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 17th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha... no, but, well, don't say I didn't warn you.

And if you do get the job, please don't hate me for the mess I've left things in here...
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: May 17th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the kind of conversation where I find phrases like "You're just not coping-strategy-oriented, are you ?" really rather hard to avoid.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: May 17th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you sure you don't work for an investment bank?

For full business-buzzword bingo points, you need the word 'customer'.
But I'll settle for any of the following if you take a handful of hyphens and commit linguistic miscegation with these unpleasant adjectives:
  • Interactive;
  • Proactive;
  • Focused;
  • Value-added;
  • Enriching;
  • Maximising;
  • Maximal;
  • Optimal;
  • Leadership;
  • Marketplace;
  • Redefining;
  • Paradigming*;
  • Global.


* Yes, I really have seen this repellent utterance in writing, in an internal presentation. My 'reading' brain protected the frontal lobes by representing the 'word' as paradigm-minging, thereby engaging my sense of humour for just long enough to prevent the violent death of the author.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 17th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
When we were embroiled in the Web Review at Cambridge, I made a handy phrase-generator. It's actually fairly generally applicable...
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