Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Best Buzzwords 2006

Some of the best buzzwords of 2006-

1. Blamestorming: A group process where participants analyze a failed project and look for scapegoats other than themselves..
(Does anyone recognize Ned's Post-Olympic "Lessons Learned meeting"? Assignment of blame and praise for Non-Participants?)

2. Death by Tweakage: When a product or project fails due to unnecessary tinkering or too many last-minute revisions.

3. BMWs: Bitchers, Moaners and Whiners.

4. Clockroaches: Employees who spend most of their day watching the clock - instead of doing their jobs.
(Not to be confused with "THE Cockroach" up in ETS...)

5. plutoed: To be unceremoniously dumped or relegated to a lower position without an adequate reason or explanation.

6. Prairie-dogging: A modern office phenomenon. Occurs when workers simultaneously pop their heads up out of their cubicles to see what's going on.
(Residents of E-media, Events and the Dev Department are getting good at this.

7. Carbon-based error: Error caused by a human, not a computer (which we assume would be a silicon-based error). (Kind of a PEBAK for the new millenium.)

8. Menoporsche: Male menopause. Symptoms include a sudden lack of energy, crankiness and the overpowering urge to buy a Porsche.
(Because Menomustang doesn't sound right...)

9. Adminisphere: The upper levels of management where big, impractical, and counterproductive decisions are made.

10. Deja poo: The feeling that you've stepped in/been buried by this bull before.

11. Bobbleheading: The mass nod of agreement by participants in a meeting to comments made by the Boss, even though most have no idea what he/she just said.

12. Ringtone rage: The violent response by cube mates after hearing your annoying cell phone ringtone for the 15th time.

13. Muffin top: The unsightly roll of flesh that spills over the waist of a pair of too-tight jeans.

(From L3, purveyor of all manner of Good Stuff...)

Famous, out-


Cockroach said...

Glad you cleared up the definition for Cockroaches NOT to include me.

A new definition should include, "We hide in dark places were its warm and little human interaction, such as behind servers or the back corner of a bar."

March Hare said...

I love new words I can actually USE!