Stupid names for everyday things

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
The Oval Office
You know, quite often motivate by dpolitical correctness, people with the management skills of David Brent, or even the simply mischievous. We knew where we were in the old days when a spade was called a spade, but these days it's often quite difficult to figure what the hell they're on about.

Two examples to start you off. When I were a lad - a long time ago, I know - schools were called schools. Now locally we seem not to have schools any more, one being called a Learning Centre and another being called a Learning Village. And since when did they stop employing head teachers? You knew who the head was, but what on earth is a principal? It's the sort of evasive bullpois you'd expect to find in a dodgy used car advert, not a seat of learning.

So what other examples of daft names for every day things can you think of?
 

tom73

Über Member
Location
Yorkshire
A principal is one step away from an executive head like our academy chain becoming a millionaire in the process.
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
Bike packing. It derives from back packing, but you carry gear on the bike instead of your back. It was always about doing it whilst being on tracks in the mountains away from the roads. So why do people now apply it when riding in the road? No, your not bike packing, you're just touring with different luggage.
 
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Drago

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
The Oval Office
Look at any civil servant job roles.
You'll find hundreds of examples.
Oh indeed, very rich pickings.
 

Brains

Guru
Location
Greenwich
You know, quite often motivate by political correctness, people with the management skills of David Brent, or even the simply mischievous. We knew where we were in the old days when a spade was called a spade, but these days it's often quite difficult to figure what the hell they're on about.
Typical; Why cant you just call a spade a Statistical Packet Anomaly Detection Engine, we would know what you were talking about !
 
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