Monday, July 25, 2016

Quote of the Day (Erin Mundahl, on Business English as a ‘Sea of Dead Metaphors’)

“We've tacitly agreed to network and strategize (though thankfully synergy has been beaten back). It's a strange new LinkedIn world where being ‘offboarded’ from a ‘jobvite’ because it wasn't the right fit and ‘onboarded’ by different HR faces in another building across town has replaced, in plain English, being fired from a place you didn't like and hired by one you do. Fear not, soon you too will love Business English….It's a sea of dead metaphors and quirky catchphrases that have lost both their quirk and their catch.” —Erin Mundahl, “Words at Work,” The Weekly Standard, May 16, 2016

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