May 25, 2006

For the Record

I would just like to officially go on the record as stating that if I ever hear any of you using this term:

Intentional strategies

Within my earshot, I will pull out your nose hair and strangle you with it.

"Intentional strategies?" Because they're intentional as opposed to what, all those unintentional strategies we've been creating for all these years?

Strategy implies intent, people. It means that you're thinking about something enough to make a plan. THAT is intent! When you put intentional in front of something that implies intent to begin with, then you're intending to have intent, which--um, yay for you, captain redundant--makes me inattentive, because you have demonstrated that you are a moron with no grasp of the english language and I am therefore free to ignore you. ARG.

I blame corporate America, with its "if using one long word to describe something is good, then sticking another long word in front of it is better!" style of communication.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at May 25, 2006 12:47 PM

I feel very similar about the phrase "executive decision". Bleah.

Posted by: Janet C at May 25, 2006 12:56 PM

I felt the same way about revisit and disinduce.

Corporate America and catchphrases.

Posted by: Carrie K at May 25, 2006 03:47 PM