Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Slang Gang Word of the Day
May 20: Execubabble
Verbal executive communication in broad, vague terms that rise above normal speak. Characterized by an excessive use of executive words such as robust, paradigm, and drill down. Those on the receiving end of execubabble are no better informed after the speech than when it began.
Question: "How is the company doing?
Answer: "We are entering a quarter in which we expect robust growth. Paradigms are shifting, but the team has drilled down to the heart of the challenge."
*Sometimes also employed by children when cornered and need to explain their behavior*