Monday, 16 May 2016

Pivot on this, you divot

One of the most aggravating things about my new employment is the lingo. I have no idea if it's a PR thing but:

  • we don't contact or email people, we reach out to them
  • we don't agree, we align with each other 

and most annoyingly:

  • we don't change direction, we pivot.
These things aren't just wrong, they are utterly pointless - they are (mostly) longer than the plain way of speaking and they really add nothing. 

Does anyone have any idea where this rubbish came from, so I can reach out to the original perpetrator with a machine gun?

1 comment:

  1. The meaning is changed too. I'd be pretty tetchy.