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Overused Term Shock Collar Neck Tie

Next company meeting, put some buzz in those buzz words
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"There's been a paradigm shift (BZZZT!!) in our proactive (BZZZZZT!!!) reaction matrix (BZZZZT!) forming a perfect storm (BZZZZT!) of solution driven (BZZZZZT!!!) synergy (BZZZZZT!!!)"

Worn by the person speaking, a contact mic built into a stylish neck tie imparts an electric shock to the wearer when triggered by certain buzzwords, making meetings much more tolerable for those forced to attend. The speaker would likewise be trained to present ideas without clever sounding jargon and get to the point. The speaker's ideas could then be judged for their validity rather than the production value of being festooned with these annoyingly garrish verbal ornaments. Like pinky rings, buzzwords get attention, but do more harm than good.

The speeches would be either shorter and more to the point or more entertaining. Either way, the meeting attendees win.

doctorremulac3, Dec 20 2012

Beware its use on Overused Idea Themes :) Overused_20Metaphor_20Thesaurus
[theircompetitor, Dec 21 2012]


       (+) Please, a news anchor version, too.
cudgel, Dec 20 2012

       Brilliant! [+]
Grogster, Dec 21 2012

       Is there a way that I can phrase my criticism of this facile, snobbish peeve of an idea without my annotation being deleted? Please let me know.
calum, Dec 21 2012

       Could you please go troll somewhere else?   

       Thank you.
doctorremulac3, Dec 21 2012

       Okey doke, will do!
calum, Dec 21 2012

       Oh no hang on. Wait.
calum, Dec 21 2012

       But I suppose you have since I said "Okey doke" amended the part of your annotation where you called me an asshole (and you added a "please" too - so polite!). Strange that you haven't deleted the part of your annotation where you accuse me of being a troll. Hey ho, can't have everything. I will, instead of hanging round here, go to the pub. Merry Christmas!
calum, Dec 21 2012

       Wow doc. If you can't handle criticism from one of the more respected bakers around, then I don't know what to say.
RayfordSteele, Dec 21 2012

       Criticism is fine, insults aren't necessary.
doctorremulac3, Dec 21 2012

       You should've been around back in the early 2000's. Everyone took their lumps.
RayfordSteele, Dec 21 2012

       Sounds fun.   

       Well, I guess if you're gonna take the stage you can expect the occasional beer bottle being thrown at your head.   

       That being said, merry Christmas everybody.   

       You too calum.
doctorremulac3, Dec 21 2012

       Slàinte mhath!
calum, Dec 21 2012

       Which, according to Google Translate, means "Health mhath!".
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 21 2012

       well, I don't want to seem competitive, but it's hard to beat my lumps, which, as I recall... ah, better not go there :)
theircompetitor, Dec 21 2012

       Yeah, there are a few easily offended, yet offensive people here.   

       I like the tie idea. +
Kansan101, Dec 22 2012

       I may need a mhath tutor...   

       Variations of this toast exist, it can for example be expanded to sláinte mhaith "good health" in Irish (mhaith being the lenited form of maith "good").   

       The basic Scottish Gaelic equivalent is slàinte (mhath)   

       I don't resent any lumps that I received early on from ancient bakers. They did a nice job of tenderizing.
RayfordSteele, Dec 27 2012


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