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Crassest exhortations

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cycling Naturalist, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I come across a lot of rubbish and give you a few examples to get the thread moving:-

    "We've got to do this for (name of someone you've never heard of)"

    "Bring me the commitment."

    "If you don't do this, you letting yourself and your client down."

    (this can be modified to add, "your family, firm, Lodge, school and regiment" according to circumstances)

    "I've given you the buzz - just do it."
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Used a lot among bees, I assume?:biggrin:
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    "Forward chaps ! - For King and Country ! - If we put on a good show today, it will all be over by Christmas."
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Not quite an exhortation, but people inventing verbs from other types of words.

    Heard someone on Today this morning say "we've just farewelled our rugby team off to the championship..."

    Farewelled? What happened to "said goodbye to"?
     
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Not sure what Patrick means so on the same train of thought as Arch:

    XX was "outed" as a tory sympathiser.

    Fernando Torres recently "penned" a deal worth around £26.5M
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I think Patrick's really getting at stuff like "Right let's run this idea up the flagpole and see who salutes..."
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    "Grasp the nettle" kind of rubbish then?

    The recent one, heard on The Apprentice, was an 'ideation' meeting.
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    let's have some blue sky thinking guys, try to think outside the box
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Cool, I like that one. I'll see how many times I can use it this afternoon without being forced to exit the building through the eighth floor window.
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Ah. In that case:

    It's more about evolution than revolution.

    We've just finished a section of a project that someone decided to call the "Modular Visualisation Phase".
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    did it involve leveraging synergy in a partnership win-win scenario?
     
  12. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I got the "We've got to do this for X" from watching a documentary about estate agents (I was interested to see if they would manage to behave themselves with the cameras on them).

    A woman estate agent was trying to stitch up a purchaser with some mortgage that paid even more commission than the seller was paying her and she kept exhorting everyone to "Do it for John." Actually, she was the one she wanted it doing for.
     
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Brainstorm meeting.
    That says to me the gaffer hasn't got a fekkin clue what he's doing and wants your ideas to make him look good
    Human resources.
    Is it bollix, its personnel, if it was human resources, the bloke who drove the extrusion press where I last worked would be sat in the MD's office and the MD would be pushing a broom.
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth

    aye
     
  15. Baroudeur

    Baroudeur New Member

    Love these. Remind me of the Fry and Laurie 'Damn Marjorie!!' sketches.

    Favourite from personal experience is 'We've got to get all our ducks in a line.'