Just for fun – What work terms do you absolutely LOATHE?????

posted 2 years ago in Career
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2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012
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Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

ShabbyChicBee:  Utilize!! Ugh!!! I’m a marketing writer, and I replace it with “use” on a daily basis. And actually, one of the biggest offenders was my FI. Now he never uses “utilize” and points out when someone on TV uses it, lol.

So beyond utilize, I’d have to go for “huddle up” and, the classic, “synergy.” And yes, I actually edited out “synergy” from someone’s proposal the other day.

Post # 4
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We have tasks in Sharepoint and we call them “taskers”…it’s so lame. “Granularity” and “touch base with” are also way overused in my organization.

Post # 5
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I hate “crunch time.” I always picture someone eating Cheetos or something else offensively noisy. 

Post # 6
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was at a seminar where the presenter discussed the importance of staying out of drama/other people’s problems. She talked about the negative aspects of “OPP” for a good 20 minutes. For example, “Don’t let OPP get you down – avoid OPP at all costs!” Those of us under the age of 40 kept laughing.  At least she didn’t ask if we were down with it ourselves.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess




Post # 8
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In production, we use a “steam tube dryer” in part of our process, but for some reason it’s been abbreviated as “STD”, so when the employees come into my lab to analyze the product coming out of the dryer, it’s called an STD check.  We also use that acronym for any “standard” substance that we use to calibrate equipment with.  It’s actually pretty funny when a new guy is told to go learn how to do a STD check in the lab. 

Post # 9
1043 posts
Bumble bee

I work in social services with teens and young adults (13-24)–I LOATHE when people refer to the youth as KIDDOS.  Bleh, makes me want to barf!!!

Post # 10
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ah work jargon… I hate when anyone uses the word ‘drive.’ Like, “we need to drive the issue to closure.”

Post # 11
7936 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Touch base.

i dont know why but I hate it!

Post # 12
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I detest the word synergy and all its related words with all of my heart and soul. They’re so overused and no longer really mean anything. Definitely had a coworker that would not stop using any form of synergy. I’m not really in a ‘business’ type office though, so that’s pretty much the only buzzword that gets thrown around. 


I also really hate when some of my coworkers call stoichiometry as dimensional analysis. No. Dimensional analysis is something much more complicated going between more indirect methods of conversions using relationships between variables. Stoichiometry is unit conversion. You are not analyzing any dimensions. You are literally going from grams to moles. Or liters to milliliters. 

Pervnerv is anothing annoying one, because it just sounds like pervert. It’s what a couple of my coworkers say when they reference the ideal gas law (PV=nRT). 

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