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HCH
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I nominate "new normal".
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Ian Climacus

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Corporate values.

Particularly in the context of a launch of.

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Sioni Sais
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"Leverage" (in the business context).

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"Correction" (stock market)
"Resting comfortably" (medicine)

[ 20. June 2017, 16:28: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:

"Resting comfortably" (medicine)

same field "some discomfort"

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Shallow dip (in the economy)

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Collateral damage.

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A big weekend of football.

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'missional' - in church

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais

"Leverage" (in the business context).

I think I heard the term 'Leverage' used correctly once in a business context. Thankfully I do not hear it these days, but it was the in-word for what seemed a long time.

[ 20. June 2017, 17:22: Message edited by: ACK ]

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Friendly fire

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"collegial", "team player"

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Sense of humour required --- on a job description.

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"You can't miss it."

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'Blue sky thinking'.

Up there with 'Let's get all our ducks in a row, shall we?'

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In a bus or train context: "We are experiencing extended service intervals".

"A new and exciting retail experience".

[ 21. June 2017, 06:09: Message edited by: Baptist Trainfan ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
In a bus or train context: "We are experiencing extended service intervals".

"A new and exciting retail experience".

"New and exciting" in any context are ominous, I have found. They are rarely both true.

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Also true of "new and improved".
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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
In a bus or train context: "We are experiencing extended service intervals".

"A new and exciting retail experience".

"New and exciting" in any context are ominous, I have found. They are rarely both true.
Commonly neither is.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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"Guest" (anyone who pays money to use public transit)

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"Now I know this might not be the most politically correct thing to say, but..."
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"Proactive"

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"We need to talk."

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"In my office - now!"
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"I'm not a racist but..."

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mdijon nojidm uoɿıqɯ ɯqıɿou
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Sioni Sais
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"Lessons (have been) learned".

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"A Public Enquiry".
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"President Trump"

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mdijon
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Those last four all go together. (Reading between the lines on two of them).

[ 21. June 2017, 16:00: Message edited by: mdijon ]

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Baptist Trainfan
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"We regret the inconvenience while these essential works are being carried out".
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'Going forward'

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"trickle down" (economy). It doesn't.

"A promising young politician" - yeah, and that's all they ever do for the rest of their lives.

Huia

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:
"trickle down" (economy). It doesn't.

"A promising young politician" - yeah, and that's all they ever do for the rest of their lives.

Huia

All politicians are promising. THey promise everything, and deliver nothing.

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And in keeping with that thought . . .

"Legislative agenda"

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John Holding

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quote:
Originally posted by MaryLouise:
'Blue sky thinking'.


I've always assumed that BlueSky was a polite way of saying the unHeavenly phrase usually abbreviated BS.

John

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"For your convenience..." usually means something has been made as inconvenient as possible.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
"For your convenience..." usually means something has been made as inconvenient as possible.

And more expensive as well.

N00b preacher, during the sermon: (eagerly) "Now, I'd like us to do something different. Find a partner and..."

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no prophet's flag is set so...

Proceed to see sea
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Gin!

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
"Leverage" (in the business context).

"Reach out" (in the business context)

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
In a bus or train context: "We are experiencing extended service intervals".

...means "You are experiencing extended service intervals".

quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
"For your convenience..."

...means "For our convenience...".
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'Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have encountered a slight problem...'

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Let's start with an ice-breaker!

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"New fares will come into force from January 5th".
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There really is no need to worry.

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"Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?"

"It's good to regularly re-imagine your role"

"Our employee mobile telecomms plan means you need never be out of touch with what's going on!"

"Flexibility..."

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"This option is a wee bit more expensive..." vet nurse about the cat's medication.

Huia - picks herself up off the floor and wonders if a second mortgage would be possible.

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On food product packaging: ". . . now with REAL (cheese, fruit, onion, whatever)"

I'm seeing this everywhere these days, and all it does is make me wonder what they had been using before, and immediately suspend belief.

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