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*


Jan the crazy lady said...


Shauna said...

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Anonymous said...

I love learning a new word.

Shawn said...

Hmmmm. Have to remember this one.

Devri said...

not me, I can't figure out the easy ones.. dangit!

nikkicrumpet said...

Or by hubbies when they're trying to win an argument...I am so calling him on it next time using this word!!!

tiburon said...

Adam uses execubabble all the time.


Cadance said...

always makes you fell smarter when you can throw big words in ...right!?