Aug 06 2008

People who start presentaions by saying “Webster’s defines something as something!”

Published by at 4:00 am under Jerks

Webster’s defines cliché as “a trite phrase or expression; also : the idea expressed by it

I am officially calling for an end to any speech, film or book that starts with a dictionary definition. If I am ever sitting in the audience for your PowerPoint presentation on “Energizing Your Sales Team in ’09” and I see that your first slide starts with the Webster’s definition of “synergy” be warned that I am going to walk to the podium and pee on you. I am going to piss warm pee all over your Dockers. I’m assuming Webster’s would define that as “awesome!”

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5 comments to “People who start presentaions by saying “Webster’s defines something as something!””

  1. you a doucheon 13 Aug 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Oh seems like your mad cause you did not get that promotion most likely it’s your bad attitude sir… I wish some would officially call an end to dicks like you who feel the need to go around posting crappy blogs about what they think “news flash who cares!!”

  2. You Just Made My List!on 13 Aug 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I know, right? What is with these people who are obsessed with posting tons of negative things on the internet? I mean it’s like “HELLO, who cares? HELLO.” I bet that “you a douche” never spent an entire afternoon writing negative, angry things online. Let’s all try to be more like “you a douche!”

  3. Katon 20 Aug 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Hah – I think it’s hillarious because I am inundated with this maniacal banter day in and day out. I am convinced that the corporate world exists only to inundate us with banal re-defining of common words and phrases – probably on a dare to see if Tad can find a way to use a seemingly irrelavent word like “cross-pollenate” in a business meeting (oh yes, it’s true. I’ve seen it done.).

    What about the other BS Corporate lingo that we so readily accept into our daily banter? “At the end of the day, that’s where the rubber meets the road.” See, I combined two of them there. “After I hang up with you I will reach out to Sheila. She has a plan for cascading these product lines…” Blah blah blah.

  4. You Just Made My List!on 20 Aug 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Kat, you and I have a great synergy and I like that you’re really thinking outside of the box. I like what you bring to the table, let’s try to touch base later in the week. Keep me in the loop!

  5. Robert S.Lancasteron 07 Jul 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Another problem with the “Webster’s defines “_______” as “________________” opening is the fact that Webster’s doesn’t define ANYTHING. It does not even LIST DEFINITIONS of words. It lists their Usages. There is even a footnote explaining this on one of the first pages of every edition.