Jargon Jungle

My newest favorite bit of jargon is one I heard at a conference last week:


I love it! It sounds important, it has lots of syllables, it is virtually incomprehensible. What more can you ask.

What’s your favorite?


Antipersonnel device = a landmine designed to blow you to smithereens

Acronym, Luser Attitude Readjustment Device.
A big stick an administrator or other support personnel may use to hit a whiney or clueless user with until they get the point. Syn. Clue-By-Four.

A committee is a lifeform with six or more legs and no brain.

Being a medical secretary, I get to learn lots of big ass medical words. My favorite:


It’s just fun to say, try it.

Ooops. Should be “…Tool.” Otherwise it ends up sounding like an ingredient in Mexican cooking. Sorry.

A committee is a lifeform with six or more legs and no brain.

Nice to see a post from you OB. :smiley:

Okay, how 'bout ‘disincentiveation’. I think saying that we don’t encourage enough, might have been more on target myself!

It’s was kind of sad to have to run look up a word, that I’m POSITIVE does not exist!


“Please Disregard the Following.”

As an OOP programmer (as in “OOPs, I didn’t mean to do that!”) I often use instantiation (the act of creating an instance).

In database programming we use referential integrity, keeping our databases ethical, of course!

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.