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Funny Office Lingo..

Postby Guest » Fri May 14, 2010 3:22 pm

Here are some funny office lingo to share...please add them on if you have more for a good laugh over our own creativity...

Term: 404
What it means: Someone who is completely clueless
Origin: The Internet's HTTP 404 Error page, displayed when a page cannot be found
Usage: "Don't ask Jim, he's 404."

Term: Bandwidth
What it means:Ability to accept a project or idea
Origin: The capacity of online data transfer
Usage: "I don't have enough bandwidth for this project."

Term: CLM (Career-Limiting Move)
What it means: An ill-advised action that will threaten one's promotion chances
Origin: Not known
Usage: "Scolding the boss is a serious CLM."

Term: Seagull manager
What it means: A supervisor who flies in, makes a lot of noise and mess, then leaves
Origin: Neighbourhood birds that create a lot of trouble
Usage: "The seagull manager voided our entire proposal."

Term: Strategic staircase
What it means: An exaggeration of tactical steps and extra effort put in to improve performance
Origin: A staircase being a metaphor for progression
Usage: "We have planned a strategic staircase for our department."

Term: CYA (Cover your ass)
What it means: Protect yourself
Origin: Not known
Usage: "Better CYA and get all your documents ready to show."

Term: Blueskying
What it means: To replace the cliche "think out of the box"
Origin: Western phrase "blue-sky thinking"
Usage: "For this project, we need to do some blueskying."

Term: Blamestorming
What it means: To figure out who is the party to blame for the error
Origin: Brainstorming
Usage: "We must blamestorm so that we can get out of the blame."
:wink:

Term: Get arrowed
What it means: Being tasked/appointed to do something not within scope
Origin: Army??
Usage: He got arrowed to be part of the D&D committee

Term: Fly Aeroplane
What it means: Being stood up
Origin: Chinese phrase
Usage: "The customer fly aeroplane with me today."

Term: Ducks in a row
What it means: Staff readily accept an idea without offering their own
Origin: Unknown
Usage: "For this initiative, the staff are like ducks in a row, no feedback for it."

Term: No picture No sound
What it means: Completely MIA
Origin: Maybe from Chinese
Usage: "After he worked on this project offsite, no picture no sound."

Term: No Action Talk Only (NATO)
What it means: Talk more than do
Origin: Unknown
Usage: "He always like to NATO only, never seen any outcome so far."
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Postby BlueBells » Fri May 14, 2010 3:58 pm

NATO - No Action, Talk Only

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Postby Guest » Fri May 14, 2010 4:03 pm

BlueBells wrote:NATO - No Action, Talk Only


Thanks. Added
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Postby adhdadhd » Fri May 14, 2010 4:37 pm

I have some from old office, but not so angmo:

KLKK - kia lai kia ki - nothing to do, walk here and there.

Stand one or Squad one - you have a boy or a girl.

KKKKK - selfish - ki ki ku ki ki (cantonese)

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Postby auntieM » Fri May 14, 2010 8:48 pm

We use L5 or LLLLL on people that's behaving badly.. ...
( Lu Lai Lu Lau L**)

:wink: soli sound a bit xx.

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Postby Guest » Fri May 14, 2010 8:50 pm

auntieM wrote:We use L5 or LLLLL on people that's behaving badly.. ...
( Lu Lai Lu Lau L**)

:wink: soli sound a bit xx.


This one a bit cheem for me.... :?
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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri May 14, 2010 11:00 pm

how about LL? always heard my colleague mentioned but don't exactly know what it stands for??

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Postby autumnbronze » Fri May 14, 2010 11:02 pm

I like the blamestorming term and definition...

Really made me :lol:
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Postby auntieM » Fri May 14, 2010 11:20 pm

KoalaMummy wrote:how about LL? always heard my colleague mentioned but don't exactly know what it stands for??


Hope I don't get stoned for this.. ..
LL - lan lan/ lao lan..

My version L5 earlier is the extension.. :P

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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri May 14, 2010 11:22 pm

auntieM wrote:
KoalaMummy wrote:how about LL? always heard my colleague mentioned but don't exactly know what it stands for??


Hope I don't get stoned for this.. ..
LL - lan lan/ lao lan..

My version L5 earlier is the extension.. :P


what is the meaning??

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