Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Useful website

I think that Special Advisers use this site a lot.

http://dack.com/web/bullshit.html

10 comments:

fuchsia groan said...

Ha ha, that's brilliant Lilith. I think the whole government must get their speechwriting done that way. God, jargon, don'tch just hate it.

Tuscan Tony said...

Great one Lilith, is that how Derek Conway earned his £ 1.5 million, then?

Lilith said...

I sat here laughing madly as I pressed for more bullshit. The scary thing is that that is how *they* talk, Fuchsia.


Loving the avatar TT. Is that Figleaves.com? They go up into the H's.

Philipa said...

Hee hee I love that. It's sort of sado-compelling to keep pressing the button.

Trubes said...

Ha ha, Lilith, that is so funny. I have a neighbour who works for a PCT and that is how she speaks.
No way, right, do I speak in clich├Ęs, nooo way !

Incidentally , I`ve posted a new political rant on my site, so I would appreciate your comments.

Hope you, Elby and Darling daughter are well, and of course young Pig, the incredible Pup Dog.
The weather here is dire, the gales are a bit scary.

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Scroblene said...

Ha ha ha Lilith!

You can just see the Nulab disaster using this more and more as they struggle to try and put their 'ideas' in motion.

nomad said...

About 20 years ago I was given something similar. It was one sheet of paper containing three columns of words. You can take any one word from each column, combine them together in the order chosen and put them into a sentence and still get jargonised sense. I think I still have it in a box somewhere

electro-kevin said...

I was given one which was three discs which could be rotated.

Railway policy has been run on these things.

Lilith said...

It is compelling.

fuchsia groan said...

Compelling, but also depressing how seemingly intelligent people get sucked into talking this way. A friend of mine was having to do her annual appraisal and she asked me to give it the once-over. It was full of jargon and buzz words. This was a girl who had previously agreed with me on what a crock of shit it was that people filled their days coming up with that sort of crap :-( Seems you need to talk the talk in order to succeed in todays work-place. No wonder the country is going to the dogs Grrr.