A "literary" pet peeve

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A "literary" pet peeve

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Lately, my most-hated phrase is "get with", as in:

"Get with them to find out what they need."

"Get with the program."

"Let's get with each other at noon to discuss this."

"Try to get with them on the phone."

"I just can't get with this skepticism thing."

I despise that almost as much as the word "proactive" and the oft-misused "impact".
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Re: A "literary" pet peeve

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This post has had a negative impact on my day.

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Post by Nigel »

I'd prefer "get with" over "interface" - about 10-15 years ago, instead of saying, "Let's meet to discuss that," young-hip-geeky-yuppy-internet-wannabe types said "Let's interface". I'd seen "On Golden Pond" before that, and I kept thinking of the term "suck face", so I could never take "interface" in that context seriously.

I hate buzzwords of any type.
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I'll touch base on that and get back to you.

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Call me!

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Yes, lets do lunch.

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Oddly enough, I first learned about We Are Robots from THERE in a Randi Commentary--"Tendertron" who exposes all sorts of New Age Crapolla.

The site has added a number of characters. They are safe for work, save "AngryBot" who might cause the tender of sensibilities to swoon and miscarry. Definitely check out "Geekbot"--"bad Wookie! Bad Wookie!"

Anyways, the relevant "buzz-word" robot is "Bizbot."

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Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Really?

I'll run it up the flagpole and see who salutes it.

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Post by Doctor X »

Make sure you interface with Abdul first.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Post by Abdul Alhazred »

Doctor X wrote:Make sure you interface with Abdul first.

--J.D.
Don't drag me into this dispute.

I have enough in my hands. :P
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Who do you have in your hands?

--J.D.

P.S. Of course this brings a whole new conception to "He's got the whole world in his hands."
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"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Post by Abdul Alhazred »

Doctor X wrote:Who do you have in your hands?

--J.D.

P.S. Of course this brings a whole new conception to "He's got the whole world in his hands."
I guess I was asking for that. :P
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We will not just "give it up," though.

You have to buy us a few drinks first. . . .

--J.D.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Just don't mention pardigms, and we may yet survive.

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That's got me thinking outside of the box.

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We can leverage the value added product to drive the business towards an intergrated solution by getting the team on a talk track to up-sell the coporate vision.
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Mulebear wrote:We can leverage the value added product to drive the business towards an intergrated solution by getting the team on a talk track to up-sell the coporate vision.
Call me!

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Post by Abdul Alhazred »

Doctor X wrote: Call me!
Don't call us, we'll call you. :D
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