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The Buzzword Bingo forum is a place to post examples of ludicrous, convoluted and meaningless buzzwords and marketing drivel dreamed up by those seeking to sound more important and meaningful than they actually are.

We are developers, which means our job is to simplify complicated and ill-expressed requirements in order to produce something elegant and useful. If you want to impress us then please just tell it to us straight. The less pre-processing we have to do the more we will be interested.

GeneralPet Peeve PinmemberW Balboos18-Feb-14 8:27 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve Pinmembermikepwilson18-Feb-14 8:42 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve PinprofessionalRichard Deeming18-Feb-14 9:12 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve PinmemberRichard Andrew x6418-Feb-14 9:36 
How about the well-used phrasing: "Nothing does X better!"
People interpret this to mean that the product does X better than everything else, but it REALLY means that the product does X the same as every other product.
For example:
"Nothing relieves headaches better!" means that the product relieves headaches only as well as other products.


The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.

GeneralRe: Pet Peeve PinprofessionalRichard Deeming18-Feb-14 10:12 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve Pinmemberirneb6-Mar-14 2:05 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve PinmemberW Balboos6-Mar-14 2:15 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve Pinmemberirneb6-Mar-14 2:49 
GeneralRe: Pet Peeve PinmemberGuyThiebaut30-Mar-14 3:34 
Generalbuzzword from parent company PinprofessionalSimon_Whale14-Nov-13 0:00 

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