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December 1, 2014

Office-speakers started to look busier and more important

and techy and numbersy. They thrived in meetings where there was absolutely nothing to say—and nothing that needed to be said—by powering out office words to fill the vacuum of insight.

They talked about "change agents" and "landscaping the competitive environment" and began to see themselves as negotiators—people who history will remember as the architects of modern times, successors to David Lloyd George, intellectual descendants of John D Rockefeller. And because they looked busier and looked more important and looked more techy and looked more numbersy, the early office-speakers were quickly promoted through the ranks. Because that's basically what office life was, is and will always be about.
Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak Come From? | VICE | United States

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 1, 2014 5:30 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It came from nonessential asswipes trying to make themselves seem more important than they ever will be, except to people that are even more stupid than they are.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 1, 2014 7:04 PM

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