Cold_Sassy: Pfffffft! Politicians have had that down pat since at least 1980.
loonatic112358: You mean I could be paid for the things I do to the english language?
stpauler: [www.glossophilia.org image 739x446]
numbone: Does no still mean no?Just trying to stay up to date.
doublesecretprobation: we were no longer able to say our software had "bugs" or "defects" in external communication.
Majick Thise: loonatic112358: You mean I could be paid for the things I do to the english language?not with a post like that...try this(ahem) Are you implying that at the end of the day I could leverage untapped potentials of profit from the inroads slash synergy I have made using my own unique and pre-existing models of communication?
neenerist: doublesecretprobation: we were no longer able to say our software had "bugs" or "defects" in external communication."Bugs" and "defects" are intimidating hurt words. "Not to design" implies we're both good and things just didn't work out. Welcome to the touchy-feely world of management consulting.
neenerist: "Bugs" and "defects" are intimidating hurt words.
Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Sounds like most things coming out of the Federal Reserve or a science journal. It's hard to blame any of them, however, since the media, opposing counsel and others love to blow everything out of proportion and stretch otherwise valid statements to absurd extremes. That said, as packman_jon mentioned it would be frustrating as hell to work in an environment like that if you had to do it with internal conversations.[1.bp.blogspot.com image 800x273]
nyseattitude: Cold_Sassy: Pfffffft! Politicians have had that down pat since at least 1980.Duly elected officials have historically possessed certain qualities that allow fluid dialogue with constituents.
doublesecretprobation: But some of the advice was more extreme, for example, urging people to use such watered-down language as "does not perform to design" instead of "defect," and "condition" instead of "problem."this came down from the CEO of my employer almost verbatim last year. we were no longer able to say our software had "bugs" or "defects" in external communication. that's exactly the kind of stupid shiat multi-million dollar wall street assholes do before they jump ship and leave you with 5 years of accounting "irregularities" that get you de-listed from the nasdaq.
stonicus: That girl does not perform to design. It's causing a lot of conditions in our relationship.
loonatic112358: 1 liter of java
capt.hollister: We like to call them "unintended features".
GoldSpider: neenerist: "Bugs" and "defects" are intimidating hurt words.Whoever came up with that concept, the precursor to political correctness, needs cockpunched, repeatedly.
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