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Old 11-30-2008, 01:10 AM   #1
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Nearly half of the Britons (49 per cent) surveyed by YouGov believe that the use of buffling terms is on the increase as employees seek to impress their bosses. Although most of the phrases do not say anything important or useful, 20 per cent of people still believe that "buffling" – as the pollsters call it – has had or would have a positive impact on their career.

The top 20 "buffling" business terms:

1 Thinking outside of the box
2 Touch base
3 At the end of the day
4 Going forward
5 All of it
6 Blue sky thinking
7 Out of the box
8 Credit crunch
9 Heads up
10 Singing from the same hymn sheet
11 Pro-active
12 Downsizing
13 Ducks in a row
14 Brainstorming
15 Thought shower
16 360º thinking
17 Flag it up
18 Pushing the envelope
19 At this moment in time
20 In the loop

   
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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Nearly half of the Britons (49 per cent) surveyed by YouGov believe that the use of buffling terms is on the increase
As many as 49% have heard of 'buffling'? I'm surprised that any have, and would take it for a misprint; though perhaps 49% are bluffing, and 51% honest.

   
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As many as 49% have heard of 'buffling'? I'm surprised that any have, and would take it for a misprint; though perhaps 49% are bluffing, and 51% honest.
They may not have have been familiar with the word buffling, but the phrases making up this genre must be familiar to everyone. Unfortunately.

   
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... As in "thought shower of thit"?
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http://www.tysknews.com/LiteStuff/bingo.htm has formalised this into a game of Business Meeting Bingo to keep you awake.

   
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http://www.tysknews.com/LiteStuff/bingo.htm has formalised this into a game of Business Meeting Bingo to keep you awake.
Oh, yes, those were circulating around at work about 10 years ago. Brilliant - thanks for reminding me.

   
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