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"going forwards"

I've just heard it said 3 times on the BBC news.... and it is meaningless :mad:

"We need to cut costs going forwards" :confused:

"Our business will grow going forwards" :confused:

"Going forwards we will reduce spending" :confused:




I'm with these guys

Going forward
 
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The people who say this also cannot help using the word deliver in virtually every sentence - and it has nothing to do with mail by the way.

They should all be taken out and shot. Massacre on the golf course, that's what I say! :thumbs:
 
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Iraq, the ridiculous property spiral which has brought our economy to its knees - just for starters...
 

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Going headless, would be more apt, methinks !!!!!!........:rolleyes:

Actually, going NOWHERE is probably more near to the truth !!!!!!......:lol:
 

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we need to deliver robust solutions to market going forward


thank god i'm self employed and don't have to listen to all that corporate claptrap all day long :lol:
You know AL what they say about talking to yourself when you're going forwards:cheese::lol:
 

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I hate this phrase, it winds me up no end. I can be listening to someone thinking, yes this fellow is speaking sense and then he comes away with it and I think "******".

Someone was on from the treasury last night commenting on the pre-budget report and he said the nation would have to cut spending "going forward".

How the heck could you cut it "going backwards"??? It's a complete waste of words - entirely superfluous to the subject.

It's just trendy corporate speak used by *******.
 

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i think there is a game called bulls**t bingo where you keep a tally of all the corporate BS words that come out of a meeting, and see who spots the most! not sure if you need to shout 'house' in the middle of the meeting, but that could be funny :lol:
 

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i think there is a game called bulls**t bingo where you keep a tally of all the corporate BS words that come out of a meeting, and see who spots the most! not sure if you need to shout 'house' in the middle of the meeting, but that could be funny :lol:
:cheese::lol: Brilliant! Wouldn't you just love to shout "HOUSE" in a board meeting. If i'd had the bottle to do that 15 years ago I wouldn't be the burnt out nuthead I am now...
 

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I think people who use these meaningless phrases are the same people obsessed with proposing some action to "send a message"......I always find the easiest way to "send a message" is to b****y well say it!
 

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buzzword bingo ROCKS. i did actually shout 'house' once, but in the pub after work rather than in a meeting. we were out with the star salesman of the co. i worked for at the time - frank 'baloney' maloney. my god, he could talk some crap
 

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We had a boss at my old firm who would use jargon out of context as well as words like synergies,global,going forward,ballpark figures, centres of excellence,touching base, campus, type b******s . We were in a meeting one day and he was in full flow until the MD stopped him in his tracks and asked " Mark, I'm sure im not the only one sitting here that`s wondering what the **** your on about " ................................Classic :cheese: nothing like bursting their big brown bubble of bull**** !
 

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Oh and another thing... service industries that insist on calling their services "products", they don`t make anything so it`s not been produced,so it`s not a bloody product !!!:cheese:
 

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We had a boss at my old firm who would use jargon out of context as well as words like synergies,global,going forward,ballpark figures, centres of excellence,touching base, campus, type b******s . We were in a meeting one day and he was in full flow until the MD stopped him in his tracks and asked " Mark, I'm sure im not the only one sitting here that`s wondering what the **** your on about " ................................Classic :cheese: nothing like bursting their big brown bubble of bull**** !
Perhaps he was just thinking outside the box for his delivery :lol:
 
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