Daily Quick Break: April 4, 2008: Top 50 Business and Office Slang Terms and expressions for 2007

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Just in case you find yourself lost in the strange and exotic world of office conversations, InnocentEnglish presents the top 50 business slang terms for 2007.  If you read them out loud at work, you might notice some prairie dogging happening in the cube farm.

404 – Someone who is clueless. From the Web error message, “404 Not Found,” which means the document requested couldn’t be located. “Don’t bother asking John. He’s 404.”

Adminisphere – The rarified organizational layers above the rank and file that makes decisions that are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant.

Alpha Geek – The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. “I dunno, ask Rick. He’s our alpha geek.”

Assmosis – The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

Betamaxed – When a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition as in “Microsoft betamaxed Apple right out of the market”

Blamestorming – A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

Bookmark – To take note of a person for future reference. “After seeing his cool demo at Siggraph, I bookmarked him.”

Brain Fart – A byproduct of a bloated mind producing information effortlessly; a burst of useful information.

To read the rest, go to: Top 50 Business and Office Slang Terms and expressions for 2007

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