New Smart Words And Phrases Added To Our Language

Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Bobby Cole

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    brrrum....pum.....
     
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    Yeah, it's an okay word. It's just that whether or not a beat is an Al Gore rhythm or not.rarely comes up in conversation. So I've only used it maybe a dozen times.
     
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    "I'll run it up the flagpole, J.B...see if anyone salutes it."

    (More corporate talk)
    h.p.
     
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    Yeh, the legacy stuff sure was no better.
    I've yet to be able to pick apart "As per re our telecon this date."
     
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  6. Bobby Cole

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    You ever try to read a set of Army orders? Corporate lingo and think even ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics are somewhat easier after mastering military orders.
     
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    I used to do taxes (and contracts.) Really messed with my head when I read books for pleasure...these are not written in the same language!

    I took a college-level tax class, and the instructor was a Section Chief with the IRS. He was a 4-foot-nuthin' pasty guy with coke-bottle glasses. You could see him sitting on a wobbly stool in the dank basement of a nondescript government building reading under a bare incandescent bulb that was slowly swinging by a frayed cord, with the steady sound of water dripping from leaky pipes in the background. (Rat squeaks optional.)

    You would assume he was reading the tax code as you followed along in your CCH textbook, but when you looked up, he was pacing back & forth at the front of the class, reciting it from memory...letter perfect! Impressive and disturbing, all at the same time.
     
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