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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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1. Robust

Manager term when trying to disguise "weak" and "inadequate". Usually used in response to management failure.

Lying level 9/10

2. Proactive

Means we were prepared, but management had to make up a new word.

Lying level 7/10

3. To Process

"You are being processed"
It`s a noun please.

Lying level 7/10

4. Crystallize

Used by people who think they are philosophers.

Lying level 8/10

5. All IT messages appearing on my screen supposedly trying to help

Increasingly written by Aspies with IT degrees and communication failure. Weird.

Lying level 10/10


6. Double bloody negatives

Those IT nerds again.

Lying level 10/10

7. Disingenous or whatever it is.

Those atheists who can`t say your lying mate.

Lying level 10/10

8. Straw man

Have you ever met one. Atheist talk again.

Lying level 10/10

9. Egregious

Still cant use it in daily life, but have looked it up so many times.

Lying level 9/10




posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: dr treg

This might help you with #8

yourlogicalfallacyis.com...

and im no atheist




posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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I think you could tell the IT people that their egregious errors are unacceptable.



posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: dr treg

Very droll.



posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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2. Proactive

Means we were prepared, but management had to make up a new word.

I prefer, we screwed up but will take proactive steps to make sure we never get found out again.



posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: dr treg

I think your subtle nuances are awesome but what impressed me the most was your intextual nexus and discursive process combined with the redefined ontology. Not to mention the synedoches maintained thru the autochthonous contiquity. Well done!!!



posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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I don't get it.




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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

You seem to have limited English and are obviously running at least 8/10 in the lying level through inappropriate use of words.

IT or manager?

Congratulations on your lying score.



posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: dr treg
a reply to: olaru12

You seem to have limited English and are obviously running at least 8/10 in the lying level through inappropriate use of words.

IT or manager?

Congratulations on your lying score.




And congstrangulations on your wondermus sense of humor!




posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 02:29 AM
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Irregardless - someone just wasted 20 minutes of our time trying to sound smart, just before saying that word, that isnt even a word.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 02:36 AM
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originally posted by: smirkley
Irregardless - someone just wasted 20 minutes of our time trying to sound smart, just before saying that word, that isnt even a word.







posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: dr treg

So...

Correct me if I am wrong, but all I see here is a personal complaint against everyone who has a vocabulary of greater breadth than your own.

As it happens, I like to use words like egregious and disingenuous, and a whole lot more than that, because I believe that language, particularly the English language is beautiful and any opportunity to use it effectively and with some level of artistry is a blessing, since so much of the communication which is STRICTLY necessary to day to day life, is by definition cold and impersonal.

The form you fill in to renew your passport or driving licence, the paperwork you complete to get your tax documents in on time, the soulless drudgery of census information requests... These things offer an individual no outlet for the poetry in ones soul.

Every and any opportunity therefore to improve, and utilise the breadth of my vocabulary, is a chance I relish, and partake of.
edit on 20-11-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error removal



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:40 AM
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Hey, I rather like "disingenuous", and I'm not an atheist.
I like it because of the subtlety of meaning. It is the opposite of "ingenuous", which means innocent or naive. So someone is being disingenuous if his statement or question is not as innocent or naive as it's pretending to be.

On the question of "egregious", let me quote from memory an exchange from "Yes, Minister".
Jim Hacker (reading aloud from Private Eye); "...as for the egregious Jim Hacker"- what does "egregious" mean?
Sir Humphrey; Er, it means "outstanding", Minister... in one way or another.

However, I do understand that your complaint is about the way words are misused, to convey a false impression, not about the fact that the words exist.
You might have added "disappointed", which is the stongest term of disapproval that the politically correct seem capable of using.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: olaru12
I would like to offer you my profound contrafibularities.



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