Office jargon is one of those topics that’s so commonplace and overdone, at times it can seem like it’s just not funny anymore. But the following gem really made me laugh – a combination of the offending term itself and the amusing reaction of the “whistleblower”:
17. “I work in one of those humble call centres for a bank. Apparently, what we’re doing at the moment is sprinkling our magic along the way. It’s a call centre, not Hogwarts.”
Caroline Garlick, Ayrshire
Definitely time for the weekend when it comes to that!
This is from the BBC’s list of the 50 best worst examples of office speak, gleaned in response to Lucy Kelleher’s campaign against office jargon.
Big hat tip to Percy Baleman over at Translating is an Art for the BBC link.