Comment 122257

By JPDanko (registered) - website | Posted December 12, 2017 at 13:52:02

I LOVE this - what a great read!

Phrases I HATE:

"boondoggle" - a grumpy old guy from Ontario phrase for a government waste of money when trying to sound like a grumpy old guy from Alberta.

"let's unpack this" or "let me unpack that for you" - a pretentious prick assuming you're too stupid to understand what they're talking about so they have to explain it to you in excruciating detail.

"educated" when used in the phrase "X needs to be educated" - you don't agree with me so therefore you obviously need to be re-educated until you do.

"just saying" - no you're not just saying - that's your entire argument, but it's probably a little offensive so you're trying to disguise it like an offhand remark.

"intestinal fortitude" - very 2010 - but still in use for government refusing to make a tough, often controversial decision. Usually used in conjunction with "boondoggle". I have no idea where this one came from but it was weird when it started and it's still weird today.

"due diligence" - lawyer words for job.

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