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Wtf Does That Mean?!

stinkyboy

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I work with freaking retards. In the last few minutes I have heard the phrases: "We're just covering our bases" and "It's like watching soup boil".

:mumble:
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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I hate "It is what it is", meaning there is no interpretation to whatever incident which was discussed.
 

Angus

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stinkyboy said:
I work with freaking retards. In the last few minutes I have heard the phrases:
"We're just covering our bases" it's like CYA ..Cover yer a$$"
and
It's like watching soup boil".takes a long time"

:mumble:
there 'syour upper to mid management translations for you
 

stinkyboy

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MunkeeHucker said:
there 'syour upper to mid management translations for you
"A watched pot doesn't boil' is an actual saying, but how it turned into soup boiling is the result of a moron's brain processing words.
 

Echo

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Yeah I suppose "covering our bases" is a bit of a stretch. But from a baseball perspective it sort of makes sense, the infield needs to cover all the bases. At least that was how I saw it. Maybe I would fit in well on your management team.
 

Westy

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Nov 22, 2002
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I used, "that is outside our scope right now" outside of work twice on Sunday. It mademe feel dirty and had to take a shower.
 

binary visions

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Jun 13, 2002
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I've heard "covering our bases" quite a lot, not just from idiot management either - it's a common saying. Makes fine sense.

The second one is stupid, though.
 

stinkyboy

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binary visions said:
I've heard "covering our bases" quite a lot, not just from idiot management either - it's a common saying. Makes fine sense.

The second one is stupid, though.
Don't be stupid.
 

Echo

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I suppose the "covering our bases" statement could qualify the speaker as a moron in your office just because the person who said it probably doesn't know a damn thing about baseball.
 

stinkyboy

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Echo said:
I suppose the "covering our bases" statement could qualify the speaker as a moron in your office just because the person who said it probably doesn't know a damn thing about baseball.
Nope, just NASCAR...
 

stinkyboy

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Ciaran said:
I saw a bumper sticker once that said "Eschew Obfuscation... look it up!" :thumb:
Eschew Obfuscation is a common humorous saying of English teachers and professors when lecturing about proper writing techniques. The two words literally mean "avoid unclarity" or "shun confusion". The two words are indeed real, but the irony comes from their uncommon (non-vulgar) usage in the English language.

My new favorite saying!
 

Ciaran

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stinkyboy said:
Eschew Obfuscation is a common humorous saying of English teachers and professors when lecturing about proper writing techniques. The two words literally mean "avoid unclarity" or "shun confusion". The two words are indeed real, but the irony comes from their uncommon (non-vulgar) usage in the English language.

My new favorite saying!
Uh, yeah. I kinda already knew what the words meant. But thank you for the explaination.
 

H8R

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Nov 10, 2004
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"Covering our bases" is corporate-speak for "Covering our asses by lining up someone else to take the blame when we do not follow through"

"Watching soup boil" means you are being a lazy ass doing the minimum required to insure job security.


People are assholes.
 

Secret Squirrel

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Dec 21, 2004
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OGRipper said:
Make sure to use finger quotes every time you repeat those phrases. I love it when my co-workers do that. :mumble:
Hi, I'm Mr. Foley. I would like to talk about "Office Politics" today and there will be "some impropriety" during this lecture. Now, if anyone is "offended" by "spanking the monkey" please leave now. There's no reason to "take a long walk off a short pier" or to "jump to conclusions". I just merely would like to state that "there's no bridge too far" and that "a good bangin'" will cure most anything. Now a lot of people think that "walking around naked" is "offensive", but there's "no right or wrong answer". When "there's a pink elephant" in the room, don't "pay any attention" to it. Life is better "when you're on top of the world". Wanting is a wonderful thing, but "sh*t in one hand and want in the other, see which one fills up first". Thank you, "that is all".....
 

Westy

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Misquotes from Dilbert.com

"It's so cold I'm getting goose nipples!"

"I'm as full of vinegar as a Christmas turkey."

"You can stop kicking this dead whale down the beach and find another hobby horse to beat to death."

"One man's trash is another man's garbage."

"I think I was speaking to Tom, and if it wasn't Tom I'm sure it was someone else."

"Check the pulse on the temperature."

"He's making a mole hill out of an issue."

"Don't look at me in that tone of voice!"

"I home school three children and am expecting a forth!"

"This is the worst headache I've ever had in the history of my head."

"Imitation is the sincerest form of mockery."

"The squeaky wheel gets the worm."

"You're not the smartest peanut in the turd."

"I'd give an arm to be ambidextrous!"
 

splat

Nam I am
We had one manger in a Meeting said , just remember . add on teaspoon of sewage to a gallon of wine , and you get 1 gallon sewage, but add 1 teaspoon of wine to a gallon of sewage and the same thing happends , you get one gallon of sewage. while it may be true , it left us all looking at each other , asking WTF did this have to do with our meeting.

Who else plays Buzzword bingo in meetings ?
 

Tenchiro

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Jul 19, 2002
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At least none of you have a boss that prints most of e-mail she sends people and hands all the recipients a hard copy...


Her way of "taking this offline" I suppose.
 

Velocity Girl

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splat said:
Who else plays Buzzword bingo in meetings ?
Most definitely. But have you ever played cubicle bingo? First, you need to be unfortunate enough to have particularly rude/obnoxious/asshole cube neighbors in your area. So make up the grid with all the rude/obnoxious/asshole things they do, and then start playing! (My cube neighbors at my last job sucked big time!!!)
 

H8R

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Nov 10, 2004
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splat said:
We had one manger in a Meeting said , just remember . add on teaspoon of sewage to a gallon of wine , and you get 1 gallon sewage, but add 1 teaspoon of wine to a gallon of sewage and the same thing happends , you get one gallon of sewage. while it may be true , it left us all looking at each other , asking WTF did this have to do with our meeting.
I think it means don't go to that guy's house for wine tasting.