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Prude

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I had just won a contract, I was very excited! Then, bang! A hand crashed onto the desktop and my client said, "Well, now we can go to bed together!" I turned red. I lost my breath. I felt personally invaded. Only later did I learn that the client simply means that the agreement was made and now we can work together. Well, how was I to know? I never heard that expression.

And you? Have you ever said that to succeed in the workplace today is no slam dunk, you always have to keep your eyes on the ball, because some people play hard and do not want to be stuck in left field? When was the last time advises the fire, pick your battles, learn to fight on another front, playing a shell game and not get caught behind the lines? Now, that surely a mouth full of clichés!

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It seems we mangle our communication on all ends of the spectrum. We get caught up in a "corporate speak" spits out any new or popular business buzzword shown in the last week. And I'm sure there are a few of us who are happy that the phrase paradigm shift is no longer fashionable. When was the last time you irritated by people who tag slang phrases, as you know at the beginning of each sentence and then closing with bingo or right? We even invented a whole new vocabulary: Xerox, outsourcing, downsizing, rightsizing, outplacement and benchmarking.

It is also interesting that the acronyms have grown to be so common place. BBQ and BYOB have been overtaken by IT, CPU, BBT, OOP, sin and VLTs. And unfortunately it seems to move to a more casual workplace has created an open invitation to liberally sprinkle comments with foul language. Now I'm not a prude, but to learn more strings of profanity is so common in the workplace language is very disturbing.