Some time ago, I wrote a piece on stupid corporate buzzwords. The recent resurgence of “Intellectual Property”, “Team Player”, and “Gender Neutral” are enough to provoke even the most level-headed writer into a bitter sequel… but sequels are so boring, aren’t they?
Instead, here’s a fun Companion Piece featuring Bureaucratic Double-Speak, Buzzwords & Gibberish.
Beginning with a bit of bureaucratic flavor!
Climate change = global warming
Undocumented = illegal
Tax relief = tax break
Pro-life = anti-choice
Pro-choice = anti-life
Taxpayers’ money = government funds
Inflammatory rhetoric = Thoughtcrime
Phrases now devoid of meaning…
He’s got issues.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too
You’re entitled to your opinion.
There’s no silver bullet / panacea
You do the math!
It is what it is.
That’s my cue
Whatever (or the infinitely more annoying “whatevs”)
Freedom isn’t free (although the Team America song is awesome!)
There’s a reason for everything
And there you have it
I rest my case
Live and let live
What goes around comes around
Think about it
Let’s agree to disagree.
That is so wrong.
Here it comes
You’re either with us or against us
And winding up a special tribute to thought-terminating clichés!